Thursday, February 10, 2011

Magpie Tales Photo Prompt 52



















old(er) house




across the road your hearth 
seemed to peek around branches,
leaning in for a better view.


a head of white belies your 
desire for summer's heat, 
a barren tree the obstacle 
to living free. 


Poem © 2011 by R. Burnett Baker 
Photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales

14 comments:

  1. OH you got this just right
    sweet

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  2. I like your positioning of the barren tree here, Rick. I had several shots of various angles, but liked the way the tree was off-centered, in this one, blocking the door.

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  3. not quite sure of the meaning but I like it. I think of nature and how it keeps changing and perhaps waiting for us to change as well.

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  4. a head of white - nicely descriptive - finely tuned work!

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  5. mm..love that last stanza...says much rick

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  6. It's certainly not tabloid drivel, Rick

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  7. I love this, Rick. The branches leaning in for a better view and the head of white makes me take a closer look and yes, you are right! :) Well done!http://judyidliketosay.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-grandparents-live-in-elongated.html

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  8. Strong poem - you have really pulled out the imagery.

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  9. I love that the house is so much itself..if it had a soul, it would be rather detached...

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  10. Like the way you see the tree as an obstacle!!

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  11. Lovely. I also saw the tree as a barrier.

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