Karle Wilson Baker
Karle Wilson Baker Poems
- Let Me Grow Lovely Let me grow lovely, growing old-- So many...
- Within The Alamo He drew a straight line Across the dirt ...
- Apple And Rose My little daughter is a tea-rose, Satin to ...
- Days Some days my thoughts are just cocoons- all cold, and ...
- I Shall Be Loved As Quiet Thin... I shall be loved as quiet ...
- A Clear Night
- Blue Smoke The flame of my life burns low Under the ...
an American poet and author, born in Little Rock, Ark. to Kate Florence Montgomery Wilson and William Thomas Murphey Wilson. Educated at the University of Chicago, she studied under poet William Vaughn Moody and novelist Robert Herrick, and later went on to write her own poems and novels. In spite of the frequent mordant bits, her poems have visions of real beauty.
When Dr. Birdwell convinced Karle Wilson Baker to teach Contemporary Poetry for the summer sessions in 1924, he added to his faculty Texas' most prestigious poet. No other faculty member had the national recognition which she enjoyed; indeed, no other college or university in Texas could boast a poet of such acclaim. By... more »
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Let Me Grow Lovely
Let me grow lovely, growing old--
So many fine things do:
Laces, and ivory, and gold,
And silks need not be new;
And there is healing in old trees,
Old streets a glamour hold;
Why may not I, as well as these,
Grow lovely, growing old?