Karle Wilson Baker

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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 vision ...

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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;
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I Shall Be Loved As Quiet Things

I shall be loved as quiet things
Are loved--white pigeons in the sun,
Curled yellow leaves that whisper down
One after one;
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3.
Days

Some days my thoughts are just cocoons- all cold, and dull and blind,
They hang from dripping branches in the grey woods of my mind;

And other days they drift and shine - such free and flying things!
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4.
Within The Alamo

He drew a straight line
Across the dirt floor:
Within, it was death-still--
Without, was a roar
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5.
Poet's Song

Dropp’d feather from the wings of God
My little songs and snatches are,
So light He does not hear them fall
As He goes by, from star to star.
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Oone Tattered 08 April 2014

Within the Alamo, good historic poem, brought to mind all those war worn souls...

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Pat Grapes 18 July 2006

Hi, I'm looking for: Excerpt from 'Listen To Love' by Karie Wilson Baker. I can't seem to fine it. please help. thank you Pat

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