This 1981 collection has a meditative, memoir-like quality that is soothing and compelling, rich and austere. Baker is adept at capturing the placeless place, the timeless time, as in such poems as “Small Confession by the River: A Love Poem,” “Front Porch,” or “Return to the Pond.” The landscape, history, family—past and present—all cast light and reflect off each other under Baker’s elegant hand.
Baker, David, "Laws of the Land" (1981). Ahsahta Press. Paper 11.