Monday, April 4, 2011

Magpie Tales Photo Prompt 59: Rain On My Window

Forgive this replay of a poem and cell phone photo I took two years ago sitting in my car, in addition to this week's photo prompt from Tess.   The poem was written back then in the true spirit of "efficient agony."  Smiles! 

Photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid

distance between

what is
the distance between
love and indifference?

the time spent thinking 
of someone other 
than yourself? 

of the length 
of raindrops 
streaking down
a window? 

Poem ©2009 by R. Burnett Baker  
Bottom photo 2009 by R. Burnett Baker


  1. I love your question, although I have no answers! Nice poem.

  2. the line on the length of raindrops....

  3. good to ponder, i wonder if i'll ever know for sure.

  4. The distance between love and indifference? I don't think it's that far, really.

    Good poem to ponder. : )

  5. love is a condition that accepts us. indifference is a condition that we accept. steven

  6. Intriguing and thoughtful. I enjoyed it.

  7. Very thought provoking! Indifference is easy - love can sometimes be hard - but well worth the effort.

    Anna :o]

  8. Some things just can't be measured..really glad about that!..lovely thoughts..

  9. love the wording of your last stanza :)

  10. Cutting and sad, and at the same time, beautiful.

  11. You pose three provacative questions .. lovely poem.

  12. Brilliant, thought provoking and like Martin said...truly food for thought!! :-)

  13. Thoughtfully reflective piece... probably not as far as we would all like to believe.

  14. brought me to a thought so deep that i, myself, couldn't fathom the right words to justify my answers...


  15. I think the distance between love and indifference is either knowing or not knowing.

    Anyway, I like how you begin with an abstract question and move on to a concrete significant detail. This suspension of one's thought is carefully fleshed out, Rick. I love this. My favorite so far.

  16. Something there to think about, and a great photo also.

  17. Great - I dig the pic and the poem. Glad you shared!

  18. I very much appreciate everyone's comments. Several of you have made me re-read this piece myself and begin to think more about the question posed. Our personal perspectives can often be questioned, challenged, and rearranged. All your wonderful comments do that!

    I haven't been able to visit you all much this week as I'm traveling and don't have consistent WiFi access. Back to New York from Texas on Saturday!

    Cheers to you all!