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Sonoran Sunset   1 comment

Sunset 09-22-14-3931-painting- blogSonoran Sunset — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Looking across the valley for miles
Through the high still air
I can’t remember things I once wrote
A few friends now, but most are gone.

— kenne

After the Rains   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon (1 of 1)-painting-blogAfter the Rains (Bear Canyon Trail in Sabino Canyon Recreational Area) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The Bear Canyon Trail
Leads the way to many
Sabino Canyon trails
Providing many options 
For winter desert hikers.

Visitors and snowbirds
Flock to the canyon
To escape cabin fever,
In the Sonoran Desert
Sharing Instagram photos.

— kenne

 

Early December Snow On The Mountains   Leave a comment

Mt Lemmon (1 of 1)-blogEarly December Snow On The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

I hold the most archaic
values on earth:

— the fertility of the soul
— the magic of the animals
— the power-vision in solitude
— the love & ecstasy of the dance
— the common work of the tribe

— Gary Snyder

This is posted as we watch severe weather, rain, and snow across the southeast states. Our snow at the higher elevations of the surrounding mountains is nothing — stay dry and warm dear friends and family.

Come Sit With Me Under The Clouds   2 comments

Clouds on the Mountains blog“Come Sit With Me Under The Clouds” — Image by kenne

And the world cannot be discovered
by a journey of miles,
no matter how long,
but only by a spiritual journey,
a journey of one inch,
very arduous and humbling and joyful,
by which we arrive at the ground at our own feet,
and learn to be at home.

— Wendell Berry, The Unforeseen Wilderness

All Souls Procession   Leave a comment

All Souls ProcessionAll Souls Procession — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Blue light parade
Souls passing by
In celebration
Of a new life
Continuing on.

— kenne

The Gray Clouds Of December   3 comments

After December Showers-Art-Edit-1-painting-blog.jpgSun Breaking Through Mountain Clouds — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The gray clouds of December
bring winter rains to the desert,
snow to the mountains high.
At day’s end, the sun shines through
just in time for Friday’s happy hour
at the Monsoon Bar in Tucson.
Street flooding begins to drain away
still deep enough to splash walkers
now freed from the day-long rains.

— kenne

 

Winter Sunset   1 comment

Tucson Mountain Sunset-0681 blogTucson Sunset — Image by kenne

The Gatekeeper
(Connecting Generation to Generation, Moment to Moment)

I can still see him
walking the land
at the end of our day —
his long shadow
stretching across the land
saluting the setting sun,
listening to the breeze
slowly moving the pines
each in concert with the sunset.

Surveying his domain
in a moment of thanks,
collecting the feelings
inspired by nature’s
changing of the guard
continuing life’s connection
to all things now
and all things to come.

Even as before, I watch
him through youthful eyes
now knowing his thoughts
formed by years of experience
and a Devine connection
to the rhythm of the ages,
the language of the universe.

Not just another sunset,
but a passing of the baton —
connecting the day with the night,
yesterday with tomorrow,
creating moments of recollection
of life’s passages from now to forever,
insuring our never-ending existence.

— kenne
(Poem first posted May 10, 2008)

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