Friday, April 29, 2011

A Personal Favorite Rerun

through a hollow

I will 
touch you 
when my arm 
grows longer 

or I taller 

or you 
closer than now 

you will 
touch me each time 
your voice speaks 
within earshot 

or through 
a hollow of memories 
searching for 


Poem © 2007 by R. Burnett Baker 


  1. through a hollow of memories searching for an escape...nice...i feel the echo of emotion...

  2. I like the feeling of stretching towards each other in this; growth as a kind of yearning. thanks for it, Monsieur le Burnett Baker!

  3. I can see why this is a favorite. It's very spare and yet it gets the emotion across. Longing, sadness, and I think I even detect a shred of...hope?
    I think my favorite of yours (one of them) is "gentle kiss".

  4. Beautifully done -- the restraint like a coiled spring. Am I imagining it or is your poetry getting better and better?

  5. I'm clapping
    are you?
    simply wonderful wih emotion
    and I like the line breaks

  6. This is really beautiful Rick. My favorite of yours, I think. So very romantic.