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Empty Pot, Empty Bottle — And In Conclusion   Leave a comment

“Empty Pot, Empty Bottle” — Dos XX Amber Still Life by kenne

A Word About Transitions

Moreover is not a good way to start a poem             
though many begin somewhere in the middle.

Secondly does not belong
at the opening of your second stanza.                        

Furthermore is to be avoided
no matter how long the poem.

Aforementioned is rarely found                                     
in poems at all, and for good reason.                          

Most steer clear of notwithstanding,
and the same goes for

nevertheless, however,
as a consequence, in any event
,

subsequently,
and as we have seen in the previous chapters.         

The appearance of finally                                                    
in your final stanza will be of no help.                         

All of which suggests (another no-no)
that poems don’t need to tell us where we are

or what is soon to come.                                                   
For example, the white bowl of lemons                      

on a table by a window
can go anywhere all by itself

and, in conclusion, so can
seven elephants standing in the rain.

— Billy Collins

Paulo Still Life   1 comment

Paulo Still Life — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 Nōtan (濃淡)

winter’s sun
casts long shadows
on the shortest day
creating contrasting
values of shape
between objects
and the wall

in turn capturing
my eye
as darkness wins

— kenne

(Nōtan (濃淡) is a Japanese word, meaning dark-light, there is no English language equivalent.
It embodies an ancient Eastern concept, in which all things exist as inseparable and in perfect harmony.)

 

Still Life   Leave a comment

WineryParty2006-05-20-50 Still Life-Edit-1-72Still Life at Bernhardt Winery (May 2006)– Photo-Artistry by kenne

A bottle of wine

Placed on a gaming table

Bring on the glasses.

— kenne

 

Arizona Wild Cotton — Still-Life Painting   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon Oct. 1, 2012Arizona Wild Cotton — Photo-Artistry by kenne

A wildlife still-life
Coupled up on the plants’ leaves
Wild cotton blossom.

— kenne

Wall Shadows   Leave a comment

Old Tucson-9375 B&W blogSouthwestern Still Life — Image by kenne

Wall Shadows

A break with the sun
Not complete, only partial
A heat compromise.

— kenne

A Shadow Companion   Leave a comment

Wasson Peak 01-30-12A Shadow Companion — Computer Painting by kenne

Shadow on the wall
a mark soon to fade,
escaping
with the setting sun.

Still-life in the darkness
the magic of light gone,
missing
it’s shadow companion.

Captured and marked
by pixeled contrast,
painting
with a digital palette.

— kenne

Stimulation   Leave a comment

bar-top-still-life-art-stimulationComputer Art by kenne

The great thing in this world
is not so much where we are,
but in what direction we are moving.

— Oliver Wendall Holmes

 

Christmas Still Life   Leave a comment

christmas-05-still-life_art-blogChristmas ’05 Still Life — Computer Painting by kenne

“We do not “come into” this world;
we come out of it, as leaves from a tree.”

— Alan Watts

just things   4 comments

Nogales“just things” — Image by kenne

just things

 just things
on the table

 nothing special
in the sunlight – 

a plant
a candle
a vase
a bookmark
glass art

 each having a
story to tell 

making just things
something special 

creating a way of feeling
out of the ordinary 

an instant out of time
holding it still

in the shadows
of yesterday’s dreams

— kenne

zero and one shape the world   Leave a comment

zero and one shape the world

zero and one

zero in nothing
nonentity
one is something
favored

zero is nothingness
it isn’t there
one is being
existence

zero gives meaning
imposing subjectivity
one gives consciousness
imposing objectivity

zero cannot be one
only know one
one cannot be zero
only know zero

zero and one together
shape the imagination
zero and one together
shape the world

— kenne

Posted June 8, 2015 by kenneturner in Art, Life, Philosophy, Poetry

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Revisiting The Moment — Still Life, 2002   Leave a comment

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStill Life, 2002 — Image by kenne

 

Posted July 14, 2014 by kenneturner in Art, Capturing the Moment, Family, Life, Photography

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Morning Passion   2 comments

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMorning Passion — Images by kenne

MORNING PASSION

Lorca’s mode of thought
The demon and the angel
Living the duende.

— kenne

Our Window Of Yesterdays, Revisited   Leave a comment

(First posted November 15, 2012)

Image by kenne

Our Window Of Yesterdays

Like Cinderella’s
Glass slipper

Only one shoe
Had the right fit.

In life’s early years
It took time
Searching
For the right fit —
Trying on
Many different shoes
Before the music
Brought us together.

I
Slipped into you

Tying you
To my body –

Knowing
Only you
Could get so close.

We
Have walked

Many miles
Not always in step
But at the start of each day
You were there.

You
Supported each step
Through the good times
When we danced together
And the bad times
When the music stopped.

Over the years
I knew
Where we were going
You knew
Where we had been
As our
 souls
Have now worn thin —
Broken
Held together by twin
Only now expressing
The secret face
Of our enter selves.

Having been seduced
By a lover’s
Darkest kiss
No longer laced together —
Merely to be left behind
In the window
Of yesterdays
Kissed only
By tomorrow’s sun.

kenne

Corner Pub Still Life   4 comments

Emily's Birthday Party 2008-35_edit framed blogCorner Pub Still Life (2008)– Image by kenne

The secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude.”
. . . from One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Old West Still Life In Black and White   4 comments

Old Tucson-9375-2 blog“Old West Still Life” — Image by kenne

Posted January 1, 2014 by kenneturner in Art, Photography

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