Charles Badger Clark

Charles Badger Clark
Albia, Iowa
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Charles Badger Clark (January 1, 1883 – September 26, 1957) was an American poet.
Charles Badger Clark was born on January 1, 1883 in Albia, Iowa. His family moved to Dakota Territory, where his father served as a Methodist preacher in Huron, Mitchell, Deadwood and Hot Springs. He dropped out of Dakota Wesleyan University after he clashed with one ...
Popular Poems
1.
A Cowboy's Prayer
(Written for Mother)

Oh Lord, I've never lived where churches
grow.
I love creation better as it stood
That day You finished it so long ago
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Others
The daybreak comes so pure and still.
He said that I was pure as dawn,
That day we climbed to Signal Hill.
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3.
The Coyote
Trailing the last gleam after,
In the valleys emptied of light,
Ripples a whimsical laughter
Under the wings of the night.
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4.
The Old Cow Man
I rode across a valley range
I hadn't seen for years.
The trail was all so spoilt and strange
It nearly fetched the tears.
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5.
A Border Affair
Spanish is the lovin' tongue,
Soft as music, lights as spray.
'Twas a girl I learnt it from,
Livin' down Sonora way.
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Shirley Mcaskill 03 November 2020
Do you have a printed copy of mr. Clarke’s poems?
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Winnie Dimock 23 September 2020
" Doggerel" is it? I certainly love steak and salmon, but a chuckwagon stew is nourishing comfort food. Clark's poems take me back to the horses, campfires and bedrolls of my uncomplicated growing years,
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