Saturday, July 31, 2010

walking through rain

and there's
the happenstance of
walking through rain,

a wet chill on skin
encrusted like diamonds
in your eyes,

a dampened future
on now's brink
seeking revenge
for what

Poem © 2010 by R. Burnett Baker
Photo © 2007 by Jersey Yen
Photo taken by Taiwanese artist Jersey Yen, and
published on her blog "RnR contrasty".

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

silhouette sitting

one silhouette
sitting benched
I thought
was you;

abandoning reason,
my beeline
to speak

found a
stranger's eyes
stinging my face


Poem © 2010 by R. Burnett Baker
Photo © 2007 by R. Burnett Baker

Friday, July 23, 2010

Magpie Tales Photo Prompt Twenty-Four

sunlight christened

an incoming tide
of sunlight christened
satin sheets;

on carpet
told secrets
of furtive

Poem © 2010 by R. Burnett Baker
Photo courtesy of Willow at Magpie Tales

Monday, July 12, 2010

River Runs Dry

The river that flows between my ears seems to have run dry lately. So I'm taking a short respite from writing, or even thinking that I have something to write about! I'll be reading, though, and visiting other creative souls!

Hopefully my schedule will smooth out very soon and I'll be back on a steady path. Just too many distractions at present.

Cheers to everyone,

Rick Baker
July 12, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Magpie Tales Photo Prompt Twenty-One

Happy Fourth of July to all!

common thread

a common thread
ties our lives as one:

fused with vision,
our past and future
explode with pride,

one day
out of hundreds,
one voice
out of freedom.

Poem © 2010 by R. Burnett Baker
Firecracker photo courtesy of Willow from "Magpie Tales"
USA flag taken from