Monday, November 9, 2009

temple elephants

I saw this elephant in Hampi - and as we travelled around I saw many elephants in temples always with the same fiercely mixed reaction.

elephant dp335

the temple elephants’ trauma
is in their rocking
the shackles at their feet
clinking their captivity

but I rejoice seeing
painted elephants
mandalas on their
foreheads and trunks

and I am in despair
picking at my conscience
like an over ripe pimple
and at my own hypocrisy


  1. Interesting image and Interesting Post. Greetings from creativity and imagination photos of Jose Ramon

  2. Glad you like it - puzzled about how you found it.