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Douglas Spring Trail   Leave a comment

Douglass Spring-6346. blogHiking Douglas Spring Trail — Image by kenne

Tomorrow’s Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) Friday hike will be on the Douglas Spring Trail in the Rincon Mountains. For the first time in several years, I will not be participating. I will miss being on this hike.

A flat start into the morning sun
Hikers leaving behind long shadows
On a trail that will soon disappear 
As we start our climb in
The mountain’s shadow, stopping
Only to watch things themselves
Letting the sun and earth
Go about their changes.

— kenne

Saguaros At Sunrise   Leave a comment

MMM 02-04-13Saguaros At Sunrise — Image by kenne

The Capture of Mr. Sun

The sun is a lion
     circling his cage,
Caught for you, brought for you
     on this wheeled stage,
Through fixed bars glaring
     his wrath and his rage
Like a pen for the baby
     or bedrails in old age.

The lion is a sunflower
     with a broad gold face,
Its petals outstreaming
     like a mane or the rays
Of that candescent Power
    we all watch pace
Through the gendering heavens
    on its circuit of days.

The flower is tracing
     the sun on its rounds;
The carnival moves through
     its orbit of towns;
The lion's cage rolls
     your streets up and down
Where be pads and we shiver
     at his smile, his frown.

-- W. D. Snodgrass

 

 

Sunrise, Outer Banks Of North Carolina   Leave a comment

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013Sunrise, Outer Banks Of North Carolina

Moving surf
under the sunrise
why such beauty
only a few
can understand
in a world of black
not of color
but of mind.

— kenne

Posted February 8, 2018 by kenneturner in Information, Photography

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Hazy Desert Sunrise   6 comments

Milagrosa Loop Hazy Sun (1 of 1)-17 blogHazy Desert Sunrise — Image by kenne

We converse as we live by repeating,
by combining and recombining a few elements 
over and over again just as nature does
when of elementary particles it builds a world.

 — William Gass

Tanuri Ridge Sunrise   2 comments

MORNING WALK_20100811_0273 SUNRISE V blogTanuri Ridge Sunrise — Computer Art by kenne

Morning

Why do we bother with the rest of the day,
the swale of the afternoon,
the sudden dip into evening,

then night with his notorious perfumes,
his many-pointed stars?

This is the best—
throwing off the light covers,
feet on the cold floor,
and buzzing around the house on espresso—

maybe a splash of water on the face,
a palmful of vitamins—
but mostly buzzing around the house on espresso,

dictionary and atlas open on the rug,
the typewriter waiting for the key of the head,
a cello on the radio,

and, if necessary, the windows—
trees fifty, a hundred years old
out there,
heavy clouds on the way
and the lawn steaming like a horse
in the early morning.

— Billy Collins

Sabino Canyon Sunrise   Leave a comment

sunrise-1-of-1-7-blog ISabino Canyon Sunrise — Image by kenne

We are part of the universe,
we have the essence of the earth in our bones,
oceans in our blood and stars in our mind’s
desire to reach out and be more.

— Casey Kochmer

Sunrise In Lake Charles — Down On The Bayou   Leave a comment

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Lake Charles Sunrise-2716 blogSunrise In Lake Charles (May 22, 2017) — Images by kenne

Down On the Bayou

The cypress swamp around me wraps its spell,
With hushing sounds in moss-hung branches there,
Like congregations rustling down to prayer,
While Solitude, like some unsounded bell,
Hangs full of secrets that it cannot tell,
And leafy litanies on the humid air
Intone themselves, and on the tree-trunks bare
The scarlet lichen writes her rubrics well.
The cypress-knees take on them marvelous shapes
Of pygmy nuns, gnomes, goblins, witches, fays,
The vigorous vine the withered gum-tree drapes,
Across the oozy ground the rabbit plays,
The moccasin to jungle depths escapes,
And through the gloom the wild deer shyly gaze.

— Mary Ashley Townsend

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