Saturday, May 7, 2011

For Betty Baker


for my mother 
(a yellow rose of Texas) 


place them before 
a window 
in full sunlight

set them at 
room's center 
and at each 
passing of 
fragrance and 
hue 

honor every petal 
from the waters 
of your 
life. 


Poem © 2011 R. Burnett Baker 
Photo courtesy of http://www.writespirit.net/resources/free-spiritual-music-downloads/

6 comments:

  1. a lovely tribute rick! happy mother's day to all you moms passing by also. steven

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  2. from the waters of your life...nice. happy mothers day to all the moms in your life rick!

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  3. A very pleasant sentiment, and a gorgeous photo too. thanks, Rick; well written.

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  4. elegant.

    bless Moms in your family.

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  5. Gorgeous last stanza. Your mother is lucky to have you. x

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  6. perfect poetry.

    check out short story slam and welcome your submission.

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