Monday, August 03, 2009

dancing in the dirt...




well the road is out before me
and the moon is shining bright
what I want you to remember
as I disappear tonight
today is grey skies
tomorrow is tears
you'll have to wait til yesterday is here
-tom waits



...like a good carny player gone bad, my hands are empty.
No story, no post as l am off to the U.S. with my lovely family
for a week and a half. So l leave you again with a couple of snap
shots and a little running brook.



...a long time ago, while drinking one night at the "rocking horse"
pub, l noticed something. There was a couple dancing.
She was pretty, wearing a nice country dress with flowers, she
was precise with her dance. He was roughly dressed, hair askew,
it's like someone just kicked him in the dirt like a stone. But his dance,
he dances like he has no secrets. He doesn't know how to dance like
her, he doesn't know how to dance at all, but he does. He dances
beautifully wild like he doesn't care...
It's like Christopher Alexander's book "the timeless way of building",
"Care but don't care"

This is how we should build, how we should paint, how we should write,
how we should live and how we should love.





and her knees up on the glove compartment
took out her barrettes and her hair spilled out like rootbeer
and she popped her gum and arched her back

-tom waits

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before l go
please take a look at "apollinaires tattoo"
He works hard, he lives in Cape Breton and you have to work hard
to live there. There is a beautiful sadness to his blog, a loneness,
something deep, like the ocean, or like a endless field.

goodbye

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19 comments:

Poetic Artist said...

You and your family have a safe trip and thanks for leaving with a great post.

Pierre Raby said...

("He was roughly dressed, hair askew,
it's like someone just kicked him in the dirt like a stone. But his dance,
he dances like he has no secrets. He doesn't know how to dance like
her, he doesn't know how to dance at all, but he does. He dances
beautifully wild like he doesn't care...")
You made my day beautiful soul!
A great post Ken,
have a wonderful time in US.
-Pierre

Caio Fernandes said...

good luck with your travel . hope you have fun .
good shoots .
i liked that room a lot . the story of the girl aren't bad .

Momo Luna said...

Have a good time in the US! And your post again makes me thinking about people and life.... i like that.

Sweet greetz from Holland

layers said...

I am very attracted to your images and quotes on your blog. I also like your work on your website. There is something haunting about it all.

kenflett said...

Thanks Pierre, you made my return that much more lovely.

kenflett said...

Thank you Katelen. :)

and thanks for stopping by Caio, you always put a smile on my face.

kenflett said...

I like your comment Momo, and especially like your new painting.
Hope your holidays are grand.
Thanks

kenflett said...

Thanks for your visit Layers.
I look forward to perusing your blog some more.

rivergardenstudio said...

I am just discovering your blog and am entranced by your writing... I love your story of the dancers... have a wonderful trip. Roxanne

kenflett said...

Thanks so much Roxanne, nice of you to leave a comment.

Leks said...

"oh, go and ask this river running to the east
if it can travel farther than a friend's love!"
Hi Ken Flett,all the best where ever you go,may goodnes of you own heart protect you and I whish loads of good love for you and your love ones,Aleksandra! Thank you,Im OK,:O).

kenflett said...

I'm very happy to hear that Sandra, and thank you for your lovely words.

alteredbits said...

i am not entirely certain how i happened upon your blog four days ago but i haven't closed the window yet. can't stop reading all the wonderful, thought-provoking things you write of, the smattering of some of my favorite tom waits quotes, and viewing your amazing imagery that accompanies it all. i thought i should say hello as i was starting to feel like a strange girl hiding in the shadows outside your window, or something similar (so hi!). if you don't mind, i should like to link to your blog from mine.

have a safe and wonderful trip with your family.

kenflett said...

What a lovely comment, alteredBits, and what a wonderful blog you have.
Thank you.:)

Renee said...

Have a wonderful time with your amazing family.

This post was beautiful as usual Ken. You are always a treasure.

Love Renee xoxo

kenflett said...

Ah Renee, your so lovely.

SKIZO said...

You are a sublime Work.
good creations.

kenflett said...

Thank you Skizo, :)
I am enjoying your blog as well.