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Hedgehog Blossoms   Leave a comment

Dutch John & Pool DoveHedgehog Blossoms, Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

 

Between Men And Women   Leave a comment

Joy and Kenne-72-art-Edit-4-72Joy and Kenne

Between Men and Women

I continue to search for the magic,

the magic relationship combination —

luck, romance, and harmony.

There are many formulas,

but they all seem rather glib:

work as a team, compromise,

‘doing your own thing,’

living separate lives under one roof,

all part of an invisible code.

Still, poets write of past muses

and fantasize future romantic

relationships in the games people play.

— kenne

DeGrazia Sunroom   2 comments

DeGrozia GalleryDeGrazia Sunroom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

An open skylight

Equal parts broken sunlight

Is magical light.

Changes the rhythm

As colors move through the room

Giving soul to space.

— kenne

 

White-lined Sphinx Moth — Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

White-lined Sphinx Moth-Art-72White-lined Sphinx Moth — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“I blush blue and exemplary
as it zips down to the river,
and flycatches the road’s more
ambiguous edges, pleats the ground
with all the markers of the year
into a half-circle of older silver lamps.”

— from The Gregory Quarter-Acre Clause by Medbh McGuckian

Mourning Dove   3 comments

This mourning dove built her nest in a planter outside our front door.

Mourning Dove-72

Of course she didn’t move when the sprinkler for these none desert plants came on.

Mourning Dove-2-72Mourning Dove On Her Nest — Images by kenne

 

Living My Poetry   3 comments

Tucson Mountain Sunset-0681 blogA Tucson Sunset — Image by kenne

Why I live in Tucson, “. . . take one as needed.”

The sky is more than blue,
it’s “Tucson blue”
as I walk the trails,
sometimes in pain,
but always convivial
in fellowship with nature
where there is strong
medicine in the air —

. . . take one as needed.

Landscapes draw inspiration,
subtle and complex
as an O’Keeffe painting,
everywhere you look
(with a trained eye)
stories of the past
can be heard
in your mind’s ear —

. . . take one as needed.

Allowing the mind
to enclose infinity
(yes, the mind can)
for the moment
to accommodate
all the sounds
all the smells
all observable images — 

. . . take one as needed.

Diversity, a word
often heard when
describing the Sonoran desert
(the source of that concept)
and the purposes 
all living things play
trying to be worthy 
recipients of each breath —

. . . take one as needed.

Each day brings
an appreciation
of every moment,
that every second
does really count
as time builds moments
that will forever echo 
off the mountains —

. . . take one as needed.

When not walking the trails
I continue learning,
learning about desert ecology
and the ways of the past
so that I can be part
of those people
who came before me
and sow their seeds —

. . . take one as needed.

Here we have city ways 
and village ways,
a yin and yang 
creating a special blend
allowing those who 
dream to live in between
the Tucson blue
and the desert night stars —

. . . take one as needed.

— kenne

La Cocina Cantina   1 comment

Tucson Folk Festival 2013La Cocina Cantina, Tucson — Photo-Artistry by kenne

In downtown Tucson
The historical district —
El Presidio.

— kenne

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