In this blog we will share with you our vision of beauty, balance, harmony.

As Mark Leach writes in his book Raw Colour with Pastels: “Sound is all around us, and it is musicians who refine that sound into something of beauty. As a painter, I have always felt that my purpose is to craft colour in a similar way, to see through the confusion and seek harmony and beauty.”

And we add: Words, fragments of sentences, spoken noise is all around us, and Ken arranges words in such a way as to capture beauty in the accidental, the ambient soundtrack of life.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Voyage to South of Nowhere

Hagebutte IV - Rose Hip IV 39 x 39 cm Pastel by Karin Goeppert


I’ve got you pinned to a wall.
There’s a strong smell of sage somewhere
in Spain or amid remnants of old Provence,

troubadours, broken stone, or in one of those wild corners  
of the Peloponnese, white-washed walls thick with pink light,
octopuses hanging from clothesline near the water

which is ripple of blue silk rinsed with gold.

I’ve got you pinned to a wall and you’re okay with that,
or making out in a corner of the one tavern in this village, above us
a photo of Hemingway posing with some very large very dead fish.

Maybe it’s not Hemingway, but a local hero instead, Juan or Christos
or Francois, some guy with a beard, anyway, gloating over the catch of his life.
Do we care if we offend? Probably not. Two shafts of broken light,

two shafts of crooked light, joined precariously
at the waist in old Pelop’s  
Spanish kingdom, south of nowhere, getting hotter every day.

Voyage Voyage - Desireless

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