Saturday, September 13, 2014

Architecture Of Love

I can't spell rhythm

architecture is your body folded into mine,
each scale of skin synchronized unseen;
nature's elements cold and hot to the touch;
apparent beauty our state of mind, entangled.

a song scatters in the distance. we love,
and love abstract. I can't spell rhythm. I
taste it, though, and steal away your lyric.
some hear the wind, others the grand scheme.

Photos/Poem © 2014 Rick Burnett Baker

Saturday, August 30, 2014

On Life, Living, Leaving.


isn't easy being the strong one; 
sailing the others along rivers, to
ocean currents, under depths 
of all the earth;  to let them 

fly jet streams above clouds, 
beneath sun and moon;  isn't
easy listening to memory in 
voices on long long afternoons, 

begging earth one more day. 
a windmill knows the water is
deep and waiting to quench: 
the cedar elm is thirsty. 

Photo/Poem © 2014 Rick Burnett Baker

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Random, Stunning Moments

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Photo/Text © 2014 Rick Burnett Baker

Friday, July 11, 2014

Talk To the Dead

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Photo/Poem © 2014 Rick Burnett Baker

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Does Art Mimic?

My Aunt Jean Garner was a national award winning photographer in the 1960's, and has been an artist her entire life.  She has created works in practically every art medium.

During my recent visit to Texas in May,  my cousin Sharon, my Mother, and I took Aunt Jeanie to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.  It was a very pleasant field trip, and I hope to do it again with them later this year.

Here is a photo I took of Jeanie, and managed to get off a couple of these shots before Sharon and she moved to the next piece.  I've been looking at this photo for several weeks now, wondering why I'm so
taken by it.

My Aunt will turn 91 in November.  She is frail and can't walk much, but her mind is sharp and she is still a wealth of knowledge about art, artists, and stories about them!

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Photos/Text © 2014 Rick Burnett Baker 

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Empty Urban Series: The Poem

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Photo/Poem © 2014 Rick Burnett Baker