Andddd...We're Back!

While the website has become a nice historical museum of all things C.B. Klein over the last few months, I can assure you there's plenty more on the way. Head on over to the Current page to check out some photographs from my (relatively) recent stroll through the Dale Chihuly exhibit at the Denver Botanic Gardens.  As always, the photos in the current section are largely untouched and unaltered, so take them with a grain of salt!  In addition, keep an eye on the Mountains and Forests portfolios in the coming weeks; I'm working through batches from a handful of summer/fall adventures as we speak, and poems will likely come hand in hand.  That's all for now, thanks for checking in, and happy browsing!

Why I Avoid City Parks

I feel like a
real poet now,

sitting and writing

on a park bench
with a quaint little
pond full of
geese and feathers.

I clutch my cup
of coffee
(actually a beer)
as though it's my
only hope

and watch
an obese couple throw
stale bread at seagulls, 

expecting one to
snatch a piece out
of thin air
like Fido with his
stick back home.

I let my mind wander
and start to wonder
if the seagulls
simply need something
bigger to catch,

and more so,
how the couple would
react
if I threw
their toddler
in the pond.

 

Phonophobia

I could hear the
strangest
sounds when we turned
the wretched thing off:

a whole pen's worth of ink
scratched on paper,

and a pound's worth
of dogs
with their Friday night
whines,

a small TV
next door,

and the voice
of an old friend
asking me

if I ever drive
without listening
to music.

"Current"

Hey folks!  If you've been on the site in the past day or two, you may have noticed a new section, aptly titled, "Current."   The idea is quite simple; this section will house a small selection of photographs from one of my recent adventures.  The photos do not represent finished products, collections, or portfolios, and are often not edited at all.  Instead, they provide an unfiltered look into my process and my eye. 

The first featured batch comes from the Denver Botanic Gardens.  Strangely, I've seen my fair share of lily pads, but their pond is one of the best in terms of quantity and quality.  It's a beautifully curated garden if there's such a thing.  Though I'd visited the gardens once before, I found myself utterly amazed by the deep, pure, clean black of the pond's water.  It provides perfect backdrop to photograph the incredible variety of shapes and colors.  You'll see what I mean.  Enjoy and keep posted for the next round!