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 22, 2015

Working on the Weekend

Fantasia 30 x 40 cm - watercolour/ink/gesso - painting by Karin Goeppert


Take this paycheck and stick it where
the sun doth shine—and p’raps it

will grow some zeros there. I’m one of those
who still believes in photosynthesis.

Worked the early shift yesterday,
found to my bitter disappointment that there was

no double-time left over, not a scrap, just time-and-a half
though none for me. “You came early,” grunted

the shift patriarch, “go on home and take care of your kids.”
But I need some moneys, I need some moneys bad.

My kids are a going concern. They deal by the monkey bars in the park.
One big difference between Old World and New: Hispanic women

clean the toilets of tax consultants in La Jolla, while in Brussels
slender-armed Slavic chicks scrub, after using, the bidets of inflated Eurocrats.

Speaking of occupational hazards, subtle distinctions, etc.,
someone who was in the army once told me that right after landing

airborne soldiers almost always pee: 800 paratroopers
urinating on a sandy drop-zone in North Carolina. The world

is weird and wonderful. Sometimes. Every Friday we get free beer. If not
for that I’d have quit years ago. Not precisely weird but exactly wonderful.

As it appears YouTube has blocked us. So no music at the moment.
We might just change the name of the blog! ;-)

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