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Mourning Doves In The Morning Sunlight   Leave a comment

Mourning Doves-72Mourning Doves In The Morning Sunlight (Sabino Canyon Recreational Area) — Image by kenne

“For most of us, there is only the unattended
Moment, the moment in and out of time,
The distraction fit, lost in a shaft of sunlight,
The wild thyme unseen, or the winter lightning
Or the waterfall, or music heard so deeply
That it is not heard at all, but you are the music
While the music lasts.”

— from Four Quartets, by T. S. Eliot

To Make Soft . . .   Leave a comment

beach-web-1385-1-art-72Photo-Artistry by kenne

To Make Soft . . .

Words,
words have feelings

Feelings,
feelings are everything

Struggling,
struggling to share feelings

Placing,
placing petitions of desire

Door,
door of your heart

Shut,
shut not the door

Love,
love will concur

Scorn,
scorn not what we do

Looking,
looking for peace of mind

Truth,
truth will set us free

Explaining,
explaining not what is real

Complicated,
complicated for the weak

Knowing,
knowing not our time to go

Lifetime,
lifetime is no time at all

— kenne

Village By Any Other Name. . .   Leave a comment

Lincoln art-72Old Town Lincoln, Alabama — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Most streets in Lincoln
were paved in the late ’40s
turning into gravel and clay
just outside Lincoln Station.

I was surprised to see
some of the buildings
still standing fifty years
after leaving this small town.

A place an adventurist kid
could take risks and survive —
a village by any other name
in northeast Alabama.

— kenne

Posted January 23, 2020 by kenneturner in Alabama, Information, Photo-Artistry, Poetry

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Twin Towers   5 comments

Twin Towers-B&W-72Twin Towers (Saguaro Cactus’ In Saguaro National Park-East, January 3, 2020)
— Image by kenne

There is something

about hiking

in the desert —

I’ve met that

something.

If your heart

was like mine

you would get it

and be with me.

— kenne

A Morning Hike In The Park   Leave a comment

Morning In The Park-72A Morning Hike In Saguaro National Park Hike-East (01/03/20)– Image by kenne

On the trail a morning haze

Slowly disappears as the sun

Lifts over the mountains

Across rocks and cactus

Leaving behind still air

Warmed as the sun

Moves desert shadows

Plants shinning with dew

A picture I try to capture

Lost in the passing moment

Hiking the desert trails

Looking down the miles

Collecting memories

To be lost with time

But not in mind.

— kenne

Cactus Wren   Leave a comment

Cactus Wren-3-72-2Cactus Wren — Image by kenne

Lonely wren 
high atop a saguaro
resting on spins
no drops of blood
only manipulating
carefully while
coolly surveying

the desert floor
against a cloudless sky.

— kenne

The First Phainopepla   1 comment

Male Phainopepla-3-72.jpgMale Phainopepla In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

The first phainopepla encased

in black feathers, and plastic

flew into the morning sunlight.

— kenne

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