Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Bird Sellers of Pak Ou

 









The  children of Pak Ou caves
Along the Mekong River
Selling finches for a dollar
I wanted to set them all free
Both Child and Bird
Now I know why the caged bird sings
for his supper

12 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What great pictures. Caging finches and selling them for a living. How sad.

Territory Mom said...

These children are so beautiful.

Jim Smith said...

Wow...great photos and a great insight to our world. I'm touched.

Lana Gramlich said...

Touching & sad, both for the children & the birds...

Gaelyn said...

Each of the children break my heart as much as the caged birds. I'm with you, set them all free. Excellent portraits.

Paz said...

Wow. Great pictures! The children's eyes speak a thousand words.

Loree said...

I too wish you could have set the children and the birds free. Those children are beautiful.

♥Georgie♥ said...

Your photos are incredible! I am truly in awe...congrats on your Okie Blog nom!

coolwaterworks said...

I am moved by these images TR... Me too, I wanted them all to be set free... :(

Julie Zickefoose said...

Perfectly heartbreaking.

Kathiesbirds said...

TR, the eyes on these children are so sad and haunting! It breaks my heart!

Mel said...

So sad, for both :(

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