Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Up Against the Wall: Our Human Condition

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Photo/Text © 1988, 2011, 2013 Rick Burnett Baker

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Chain-linked and Delicate

Photo/Text © 2013 Rick Burnett Baker

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Poem. A Stream of Thought Tonight...

non reflections 
at mid-night 
(a stream of thought) 

have we met 
this color black,
the air and sky 
lightless as night - 
as our forgotten
first hello; have 

words and actions
bled potential 
futures from life 

like rainwater 
pouring into 
river and sea,
along gutters 
aside trodden

does conversation 
labor for peace 
and sanctity in 
our eyes, looking
looking through 
each other's 
widowed souls? 

darkness is 
odd comfort; 
silence unexpected
beauty of 


Poem © 2013 Rick Burnett Baker 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

MagpieTales 178: There and Back. Again.

fashion whore
(Response to L) 

prodigal roads - 
ever so
grass-is-greener - 

bundled you into 
an ideal of heaven
and off you went. 

what you found
is what we all do: 

secrets lifted on 
barefoot winds, 
curbside feasts, 

edged and fed
before the 
master's door 
on a party plate
of silver moons.

you are shed 
now of pretense,
but do you see
clearly?  rootless 

isn't synonymous 
with wanderlust. 

how daring to 
burn through your 
stylish facade,
your pretense, 
your dreams, 

and all your 
whores who were 
never rootless. 

wanderlust isn't 
their style.  

Poem © 2013 Rick Burnett Baker
Painting by Andrew Wyeth, shared by Tess Kincaid.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Perspective Again

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Photo/Poem © 2013 Rick Burnett Baker

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A Comment I Posted On A Facebook Page....

This was a comment I posted on a Facebook page
this week about a story I don't care to give more 
coverage to here. 

The point is, much, if not most, of what people post
on social media is nonsense.  Many times, much, if 
not most of the "serious" issues people post there is 
inaccurate, misleading, out of context or simply a 
downright lie.  

Be careful what you believe.  

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Text/Photo © 2013 Rick Burnett Baker 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Crashing of Waves


called my 
over water 
and land 

I raised a 
glass in
 a toast 
in waiting;

ships passed 
on the crest, 
took flight, 

sea foam 
and flame
to blame. 

Poem © 2013 Rick Burnett Baker