Category Archives: Poetry and art

My Garden Grows…

My Garden grows with the help of the Honey Bee. One of a series of photographs, a reflection of a collage made with my various images, created to draw awareness to the decline of the Honey Bee world wide. It was important for me to capture the globe shape as it represents the global impact of dwindling honey bee population.The petals above shoot out like the sun and the light coming forth from the east represent a new day,,,perhaps one where we can change the future of this valuable insect.

Poem and Photography by Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt

Walking back from a Bears Game in Chicago. The  fans seemed confused by the loss of their beloved team. The sculpture acted as a place to reflect and loose ones self along the way….







from here to everywhere

no corner to hide

the traffic

of chaos leaves less

than trails

but that of a path

of confusion

floor boards vibrate the songs

of moderate souls

“which way and That” the song repeats

and limbs keep tracking , line after line

lacking perforation for hope

of air

breathing in with each step

exhaling desperately to be recognized

in a crowd

of sameness.

By C.E.K. Nelson/Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt


Poem and Photography by Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt

A poem that speaks of the disillusionment of time and age and how there is a disconnect between generations….

The Coat of Time


in a space

where time has no value

as it has dissolved

into a pocket sized rectangle

of desirous users

consuming Time’s hands

to the finger tips

with a touch

on screen

that projects gratification

in Its’ immediate.

No cloak,

no matter how ferocious

can shield

the lack of discretion that

no time gives. For it does not

stand still,

nor does it



a generation

who knows it not

but of a minute by minute progression

to an absolute end

of an age



by Cheryl Elich-Krumpel



Artpoetography series revisited…..

Revisiting my Artpoetography The Take Over photography series inspired by my two poems, Rising Coup and High Coup, speaking to the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 in China (The Chinese government military, with assault rifles and tanks, inflicted casualties on unarmed civilians trying to block the military’s advance towards Tiananmen Square in the heart of Beijing)and the economic take over of China over the U.S. in recent years. Still working on developing the series and currently fine tuning this image in Photoshop.

A Thousand Words Unspoken- Photography and poem

Update- changed poem from “to contempt to from contempt”

A Thousand words not spoken.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Images can speak volumes for those who can not speak for themselves and it is the photographers/artists job to recognize these instances and document them no matter how painful or risky. Experiencing these scenes made my stomach turn and I was angered… angry at the human that allowed this to happen…angry at myself for being feeling so helpless. And after awhile I thought more about it and realized that the horses weren’t the only victims, the human who caused this is a victim as well. I am sure that this person loved the animals but something must have happened in the person’s life to have caused such travesty-but what I saw was pain. Pain that unfortunately carried over to innocent animals. Please rest assured that I am looking into this situation… it is our duty to identify and help as best we all can in this crazy world!!! God bless!!!!!

A Thousand Words Not Spoken

No Sound
from exhaling breath
heard only by lens
and depth
of perception
the image that speaks
for the unspoken
a thousand words
across a visual
the heart
where daggers pierce the soul
and unkempt, unfinished fiery break
broken by broken beings
a mess of things untangled
and manifest like parasites
on to the obedient
crying out
from voiceless space.
The thousand words are not enough
to lull the master
from contempt
as drums in heaven
announce the sins of neglect. -CEK Nelson(Cheryl elich-krumpelt) copyright 2015 Cheryl elich-krumpelt

Scenes from the opening reception of “The Art of Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt” ,Fine Art Photography Exhibition and Sale

What a wonderful opening for my art- The Art of Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt!!! Around 150 people came to see art, eat, drink and discuss. Wine, cheese, smoked salmon from Door County, fruit, appetizers etc. were served! The event was from 6- 9pm but people were still enjoying themselves at the gallery until midnight! Thank you to everyone who came to support me! It was a wonderful way to kick off the next two months of the exhibition and sale! Cheers!!