Thursday, September 24, 2015

A 'Poetry & Photo' Series by Carl Scharwath and Jenny Fernald


One flower stands alone
As monolithic decay
Ingests the landscape.

Breathing passion from
Your sun-kissed petals,
Dirt conceals with heaviness.

You are the most special,
The other flowers,
Wind-turned in the tempest.

Imply to judge the one
Solitary apart from the mold.
Frail in your life, only needing someone.

A broken lock intercedes
To buffer your emotional storm.
Stepping through silence, entwined in neglect.

Your strength is propagated
In honesty and kindness,
As decay turns to life anew.


Jenny Fernald is a photographer and mixed media artist. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Master's degree in Creative Arts. Jenny Fernald's artwork has been exhibited in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Marin County California and New Smyrna Beach Florida.

Carl Scharwath's work has appeared internationally with over eighty publications selecting his poetry, short stories, essays or art photography. He won the National Poetry Contest award on behalf of Writers One Flight Up. His first poetry book “Journey To Become Forgotten” was published by Kind of a Hurricane Press.