Sagacious words

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. ~ Khalil Gibran

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Predators And Scavengers

The still eyes of the vulture,
Stare with deadpan certainty;
In time and within every culture
The will to live, to survive eternity
Shall flounder and the reward,
Of a planned, anticipated conquest
Will be easily and eagerly savoured.
Patience and an aggressive instinct,
Define all, 'natural' outcomes-
No accidental events, or negligence
Blind, ever offered up what becomes
Prey; only a creative competence
Offers up the opportunities for a kill-
And the carnivorous taste for a thrill.


photograph: Kevin Carter

1 comment:

  1. This is the Pulitzer Prize winning photo taken by Kevin Carter in 1994 during the Sudan famine. The picture depicts a famine stricken child being stalked by a hungry vulture. The child is crawling toward a United Nations food camp, located a kilometer away.