Wednesday, May 26, 2010

seek shelter

a raging river
flooding my face
yet not one raindrop
falling from your eyes.

as in all storms
one home swept away,
one home left standing.

listen for the
sound of raindrops
on the river

as you seek shelter
in the home
left standing.

Poem © 2005 by R. Burnett Baker
Photo © 2008 by R. Burnett Baker
Photo taken by R. Baker, 2008. "The Beaches" area, Toronto, Ontario, Lake Ontario.


  1. This opening line says so much and comes full circle with the last. Beautiful piece, Rick.

  2. Thank you, Willow. I was taught, thank goodness, to ALWAYS wear a life preserver on water. :)

  3. rick, this is a great subtly built the angst for the impending storm...

  4. by the way, thought this had to be the pic for magpie and was already formulating my story...but its not...sad. its a great pic!

  5. Thanks, Brian. If you want to do a story with the photo that would be great!

  6. stunning image plus grand opening,
    your post rocks!

  7. Wonderful writing, I've spent quite a bit of time reading here today.

  8. so many layers can be felt with this, as if all that hasn't been said is lurking around the periphery - nice writing. ;)