Saturday, July 16, 2011


sanctuary again
         in bed 
         in sleep
         inside silence:

my bedroom door
the aegis 
from life 
damned life. 

Poem ©2006, 2011 R. Burnett Baker 
Artwork pastels by Ina Jean Garner.  


  1. focus on what is good and happy. that is what i'm doing to keep me going... everyone has his own burden but why focus on it.

    have a blessed sunday!


  2. the door is a heavy burden to cloak you from life. i've certainly known that sense of being in a safe small space. i know that the difficulties that there are won't disappear but i have found that locating something truly good and allowing its features to more fully and entirely in my focus allows me to deal with all the rubbish much better. steven

  3. Hide out, rest, enjoy a respite from life. Seclusion can be a good thing.