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, May 29, 2016

Tales of Disaster and Ineptitude

Nothing ever stops 40 x 50 cm acryl painting by Karin Goeppert


It’s time to rely on my favorite drugs.
Bowl of something pungent. Turkish kebab, 
side-order of fries. Shame tossed out
the window like a slightly warped Frisbee.   
Good to go, I go. No need to dump all
I own into a crippled shopping cart, stumble down a wormhole
the size of the Cow Palace, resurface in ‘73 at a 
Who concert, Pete Townshend pleading with
the crowd to cough up a substitute drummer
for the temporarily distracted (unconscious) Keith Moon
when I am lured on stage, bait being a free six-pack of Bud,
and acquit myself honorably in “Baba O’ Riley”)—
no, I’ll just show up half-shitfaced at dinner parties,
frazzled beyond repair by multiple confusions,
delighting my friends with tales of disaster and ineptitude.
Thank God Carnival is about to start. Party bus packed
with celebrants. Not an introvert in this…what are we precisely,
my dear Watson, menagerie, tableau vivant,
collection of wannabe hipsters? What a thing to wannabe.
Yet, here we are, all hyped up for shock and awe,  
posing for a selfie that future generations can admire,
paradise being whatever you post  
for instant posterity. A bag of glazed doughnuts
in Florida. A smile that won’t quit.  

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