I really liked this poem, Snoink.
I wonder too why pictures say so little. But I think what pictures do is they capture one moment. Sure, lots of things can be going on in this picture. The picture itself only shows you what it is, it's really up to you to see it the way you want to see it. That is why they say a picture is worth a thousand words.
The picture itself doesn't show you a thousand words if you just look at it the way it shows itself, a thousand words are within it because you make those words come from it. Pictures speak the words that you already know. It's all you, not the picture. The picture presents it self, allowing you to find the pieces of it in your own mind. I think that we really create the story that goes with the picture if we make the image a live one.