Aline Murray Kilmer

(1888-1941 / the USA)

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Aline Murray Kilmer (1 August 1888 – 1 October 1941), was an American poet, children's book author, and essayist, and the wife and widow of poet and journalist Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918).

She was born as Aline Murray on 1 August 1888 in Norfolk, Virginia. She was the daughter of Ada Foster Murray, a poet; and Kenton C. Murray, (d. 1895) editor of the Norfolk Landmark newspaper. Ada Foster... more »

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  • ''I'm sorry you are wiser,
    I'm sorry you are taller;
    I liked you better foolish
    And I liked you better smaller.''
    Aline Murray Kilmer (1888-1944), U.S. poet. "For the Birthday of a Middle-Aged Child."
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