Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Day of Passing: Beginning of Autumn

day of passing

cobalt, white and gold
rushing brushing
painting vistas

a smitch of crow
swallows ethereal colors
of summer's season

a vaporous day of passing
upon us so

Photo by Steven Leak, Ontario, Canada, 2010.
Thanks again to Steven at "The Golden Fish" for
allowing me to borrow his beautiful photo.

Poem © 2010 by R. Burnett Baker


  1. I love your writing, truly a pleasure to read
    and that photo..you made it a painting
    A smitch of crow......now I have to go and look up smitch
    I too was stopped in the garden by the tall grass waving in the wind..surrendering

  2. I do believe it is a smitch of crow! Lovely piece, Rick, and extra lovely paired with Steven's photo. These are what I like to call "N. C. Wyeth skies".