Saturday, April 18, 2015

Small Details, Big Stories

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"Walk slowly along the sidewalks in the city. 
Small details tell big stories."

-Rick Burnett Baker

Photo/Text © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Mid-April Spring Day, Letchworth State Park

Sunshine and "cool warmth" on this mid-April day.  Letchworth State Park, NY was calling out for me! Aside from a few ice falls on the sides of the canyon, scenes of winter have vanished.  Renewal has begun.

Photos © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker 
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Breaking Point


nature's order is defiance.  due 
course vilifies and verifies as 

seasons spar.  random, on the 
surface, belies a narrative played

in timeless motion, a breaking point
replay making the past new again. 

Photo/Poem © Rick Burnett Baker 
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bereft And Bold


between concept and vision is fear.
fear is, at once, a bond and divider. 

it's the quantity of that idiom that
determines beginnings.  use it

sparingly, and you begin.  fear is
the foundation of bereft and bold.

Photo/Poem © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker 
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Monday, March 30, 2015


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                      tonight is not my muse.
                      daylight surrendered. 

                      memory portends death,
                      but frees its anthem.  

                      I'm captive to seasonal
                      toil, violent beauty of 

                      winter.  spring renews,
                      and I, too, am restless.

Photos/Poem © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

City Scenes LIV: Choices

not my scene 

walls close 

we have 

each door 
a portal, 

every window
a view.  

light begets

after all, we 


Photo/poem © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker 
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Porches, Portals, and Windows: Brockport, New York

A short drive to Brockport, NY after lunch today offered a few pleasant scenes.  I drove around the streets in the center of the village near State University of New York at Brockport.  This morning, the beginning of the second week of spring, we woke up to about three inches of snow.  At least the sun was shining, but it was barely above about 25℉  (-4℃).

Here are a few of the doors, windows and porches I snapped along the way.

Photos © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker
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