Tuesday, February 23, 2010

centuries ago 

you wrote of 
longing for 
ancient beauty
and brick roads...

for thousand year-old 
buildings teeming 
with life...

about being seduced by
understated gentility 
and finding your 
fit there. 

back in the 
mundane of daily effort
you talk of sharing your 
wanderlust sensibilities 
with a soul 
like yours...

you tell your tales 
having never noticed 
the thousand year-old 
window to my soul 
that opened to you 


Poem © 2010 by R. Burnett Baker 
Photo © 2005 by R. Burnett Baker 
Photo taken by R. Baker.  A window at Eastman House, Rochester, NY 2005. 


  1. I am a misfit in this century. Sigh.

  2. rick - you nailed the whole piece. beautifully written and illustrated! steven

  3. @ Willow: You're anything but! You strike me as a wise soul no matter what century you're in!

    @ Steven: Thank you, Steven. This actually was borne from a text message I received last week. My response just couldn't fit into a phone. And it can hardly remain in my heart.....