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, March 20, 2016

You got mud on your Face

You got mud on your Face 56 x 42 cm acryl on paper by Karin Goeppert


A day of wandering thoughts; the next  
one not a thought per se
but a dream of old Europe 
shot in the supple light of a Zeffirelli romance,

a little kitschy, I admit, but there’s
—don’t ask me why—a baroque
component as well: counterpoint, fetishistic wigs,
a maze of etiquette turning me into a

brocaded moralist: J.S. Bach in the organ loft
while Ludwig the Upteenth
has his way with a slightly damp chamber maid.
But right this instant, half past seven in Kreuzberg,

Berlin, a gang of fiddlers on the side-walk, sounding
like Serbian gypsies out to hustle the al fresco 
fork and knife crowd, those eaters of Italian desserts
who think maybe they’ve achieved happiness
for once and hope it will stick around at least until coffee—
that’s how it’s apportioned, happiness, in mouthfuls and sips,

the weather about to change, and the music
moving indoors, where it belongs anyway,
where we belong, but not always,
nature calling sometimes
even when we need her. 

1 comment:

  1. I want Mud on My Face and I Want to Rule The World!!! Love her new book!
    Really not so new now! :)


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