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 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Magpie Tales Photo Prompt 63: Broken Glass

broken glass

a vaudeville dance 
of broken glass
in the spotlight, and 
there you were:  a 

constant of 
changing futures. 

if  I could remember
just one expression 
of that light, 
I could forget 
your face. 

through diffused
windowed fabric,
morning patterns itself
quietly on my wall. 

that's all the light
I need to guide 
this affair. 

Poem © 2011 R. Burnett Baker 
Kaleidoscope photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid
Bottom photo © 2011 R. Burnett Baker

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Magpie Tales Photo Prompt 62: Break Fast.

the aftermath

in the aftermath
of your calling, I 

searched for reasons
and found nothing: 

the separation,
your silence, 
the mystery of us  - all 

borne on words 
of your sudden 

it's the aftermath
of every calamity
that holds our eyes 
to the scene 

and always against
our better judgement. 

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

Friday, April 15, 2011

gentle kiss 

gentle kiss 
upon your naked shoulder
paints a thousand words of love 
on the canvas flesh of 
one gentle 

Poem © 2005, 2011 by R. Burnett Baker 
Photo© 2006, 2011 by R. Burnett Baker

Thursday, April 14, 2011

mist fell 

what felt like cool fog mist
fell on us like stone clouds.

Poem ©2011 by R. Burnett Baker 
Photos ©2011 by R. Burnett Baker

Monday, April 11, 2011

Magpie Tales Photo Prompt 61: Lips Sweeter Than Wine?

mark the edge

replays my 
boujoule fantasy

burgundy lips 
mark the edge
of longing.

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

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Inspiration From Music And Art

beauty and foreboding

for beauty and foreboding
raptured now we are, 
but for how long?

ink fades the papered notes - 
that melody you whispered 
is the ringing of my soul and 

darkness over beds 
that we sweltered into 
and out 

of love. 

Poem ©2011 by R. Burnett Baker 
Artwork  by Adrian Lockhart
Music video from YouTube and Sklar Ministries

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Our Past And Present

water under the bridge

as it 


there is 
past tense 
in a 

Photo ©1998  Leslie Elias
Poem ©2011 by R. Burnett Baker 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

fronting night




Poem ©2011 by R. Burnett Baker
Photo©2011 by R. Burnett Baker 

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

Friday, April 1, 2011

Latest Post on "Quickies"

A new post on my newest blog Junk Shop Quickies™ .  Not exactly in a junk shop, but might as well be!  Cheers to everyone!  - RB