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, February 1, 2015

In der Wildnis - In the Wilderness 29 x 29 cm - pastel by Karin Goeppert





ORIENT ESPRESSO

It’s hot and wet, water dripping
from palm leaves, thought as dull as the glint
in a water buffalo’s stupefied eye

Mekong Delta, Kandahar, Sunni Triangle
reflected therein when you are knee deep in 
one of Uncle Sam’s disasters or have just enough luck
to be smoking a joint alongside the Ganges  

while some private first-class grunt
crawls through the elephant grass

there’s always someone who’s had the runs since ’68
and could really use a shower
and some tapioca pudding too and

a little R&R, perhaps, China Beach for the grunts and Goa
for the spiritual type whose knees hurt from prolonged
meditation, and the fragrance of fabric softener
on a summer morning in Des Moines—that would be nice, too.







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