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
from exhaling breath
heard only by lens
the image that speaks
for the unspoken
a thousand words
across a visual
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
from voiceless space.
The thousand words are not enough
to lull the master
as drums in heaven
announce the sins of neglect. -CEK Nelson(Cheryl elich-krumpelt) copyright 2015 Cheryl elich-krumpelt
Thank you to juror Andrew Overtoom and 1650 Gallery for selecting my photograph, “Sun On Grandpa’s Farm” for the 2014 Flower Power Exhibit in Los Angeles, CA.. To view the exhibit, please click here: http://1650gallery.com/flowerpower2014_exhibition.php
Fun Friday Foto, FFF-Please, Pretty Please by Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt
I have been studying portrait photographs, trying to figure out what makes a good portrait. They say you must capture the essence of the subject…I say it is all in the eyes!
I was lucky to come upon two of these wonderful creatures on a beach in Oahu, Hawai’i. The Green Sea Turtle, a member of the endangered species list, feeds on the algae that grows on the rocks near the shore. Occasionally, they will haul themselves up on the sandy beach to bask in the sun as they are cold blooded. They are very large reptiles and can live to eighty years old!
Photo credit: Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt