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Aline Murray Kilmer

(1888-1941 / the USA)


  • ''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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A Wind Rose In The Night

A wind rose in the night,
(She had always feared it so!)
Sorrow plucked at my heart
And I could not help but go.

Softly I went and stood
By her door at the end of the hall.
Dazed with grief I watched
The candles flaring and tall.

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