Friday, March 26, 2010

behold my eyes

a window
I saw Buddha 
in the room,

and behold,

my eyes 
became a

Poem © 2010 by R. Burnett Baker 
Photo © 2006 by R. Burnett Baker 
Photo taken  2006 by R. Baker at a temple in Eastern Taiwan.


  1. The eyes are the windows to the soul. Wonderful photo, Rick.

  2. Beautiful! - "my eyes became a temple door."

    I followed a link here and am glad I did. :-)

  3. this and the preceding Overcast are delightful reads!

  4. Thank you, Willow! I so wanted to walk into that room but took the photo from outside. It was so silent at that time I felt I would disturb the gods... :)

    Susannah... So glad you stopped by and thank you! I look forward to visiting you as well! I've posted several other Buddha/temple related photos and poems. I feel much calm and peacefulness in Buddhist temples even with the noise and clammer that is present in the activities in many of them.

    Pauline... Nice of you to pop in. Overcast is one I seem to find slight differences in meaning each time I read it. The original "meaning" is clear to me though I'm not sure it clearly come through to other readers. Thank you!