From four photographs provided by Robert Lee Brewer, I picked the above interesting photograph entitled~T S Hakuna Matata , 1"
DAY 11~~EKPHRASTIC POEM
Giraffes are an example of selective breeding,
Thousands of years of survival dependence
Have encouraged their necks to grow longer.
By stretching aloft to the tallest of trees
Where the sweetest shoots burst forth,
They feed high above their competitors reach
Survival of the tallest and fittest.
The art of the photographer gives this work,
The illusion of height and hunger.
With heads in the clouds above the trees
Their necks growing longer and longer
The unfortunate giraffes will need to bend
To reach and assuage their hunger.
The reversal of the accepted survival law.
With a clever lens, the photographer here
Has posed a pictorial conundrum,
Will shorter giraffes, with easier reach,
Able to feed from the tops of the trees,
Become the more attractive to females?
Charles Darwin certainly would be delighted,
To observe this photographic example.
By John Yeo 11th November 2013