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Desert Chicory Bouquet   4 comments

Desert Chicory-1303 art blogDesert Chicory Bouquet — Computer Art by kenne

For they spring fresh as the mountain flower
From the heart as pure and free
To my lips, and die for a word of power,
That would tell their depths to thee.
But like the flowers on the mountain side
That bloom through the wind and rain.
I will constant prove, whate’er betide,
Dear friend, though our paths are twain.

— from Mountain Flowers by Louisa Lawson

A Cold Mountain Poem   Leave a comment

Cold Mountain 0862 blog IIDesert Chicory on Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

One of my favorite books of poetry is Riprap and the Cold Mountain Poems, by Gary Snyder. 

The book includes Snyder’s translations of Han-shan’s Cold Mountain Poems. Han-shan was both a man and a mountain, a mountain madman in an old line of ragged hermits. He lived at a place called Cold Mountain, a poor poet having a crazy character. He wrote poems that were rough and fresh, and when he wrote about Cold Mountain, he means himself, his home, his state of mind.

— kenne

Gary Snyder reading “I settled at Cold Mountain long ago . . .”

 

Bee On Desert Chicory Wildflower — Computer Art   Leave a comment

Desert Chicory-6391 art blogBee On Desert Chicory Wildflower — Computer Art by kenne

“If public lands come under greater pressure to be opened for exploitation and use in the twenty-first century, it will be the local people, the watershed people, who will prove to be the last and possibly most effective line of defense.”  — Gary Snyder

 

Bee On A Desert Chicory Wildflower   Leave a comment

Desert Chicory-6391 art blogBee on a Desert Chicory Wildflower — Computer Art by kenne

The Song of the Bee

Buzz! buzz! buzz!
This is the song of the bee.
His legs are yellow;
A jolly, good fellow,
And yet a great worker is he.

In days that are sunny
He’s getting his honey,
In days that are cloudy
He’s making his wax:
On pinks and on lilies,
And gay daffodillies,
And columbine blossoms,
He levies a tax

Buzz! buzz! buzz!
The sweet-smelling clover,
He, humming, hangs over;
The scent of the roses
Makes fragrant his wings:
He never gets lazy;
From thistle and daisy,
And weeds of the meadow,
Some treasure he brings.

Buzz! buzz! buzz!
From morning’s first light
Till the coming of night,
He’s singing and toiling
The summer day through.
Oh! We may get weary,
And think work is dreary;
‘Tis harder by far
To have nothing to do.

— Marian Douglas

(from The Book of Virtues”: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories by William J. Bennett)

Desert Chicory Art   Leave a comment

desert-chicory-02-14-14-0054-art-blogDesert Chicory Art by kenne

I look at nature

Knowing its beauty is there

Because we see it.

— kenne

Become Happy, or Be a Philosopher   Leave a comment

Southerland TrailChicory Wildflower & Bee — Image by kenne

By all means marry;
if you get a good wife,
you’ll become happy;
if you get a bad one,
you’ll become a philosopher.

— Socrates

Desert Chicory Grunge Art   2 comments

Desert Chicory (1 of 1) art blog“Desert Chicory” Grunge Art by kenne

Finding something important in life
does not mean
that you must give up everything else.

— Paulo Coelho

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