Karle Wilson Baker

(1878 - 1960 / United States)

Days

Poem by Karle Wilson Baker

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!
I find the gold-dust in my hair, left by their brushing wings.


Comments about Days by Karle Wilson Baker

  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (11/3/2019 1:24:00 AM)

    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;
    // beautiful poetic expression(Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (3/7/2018 10:47:00 PM)

    Thoughts should always be like that- '....in the grey woods of.... mind.... I find the gold-dust in my hair, left by their brushing wings'. Exquisitely crafted poem. Thanks.(Report)Reply

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  • Kevin TaylorKevin Taylor (3/7/2018 10:08:00 PM)

    Simple, very often best.(Report)Reply

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  • Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess (3/7/2018 8:13:00 PM)

    A short poem with a pretty ending!(Report)Reply

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  • Jayatissa K.Liyanage (3/7/2018 8:06:00 PM)

    What better way to express the way thoughts behave? Beautifully written. Thanks for sharing the lovely poem.x(Report)Reply

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  • Damion HamiltonDamion Hamilton (3/7/2018 6:41:00 PM)

    excellent vibrant, short little poem(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (3/7/2018 3:04:00 PM)

    Days! ! With the muse of the mind. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Glen KappyGlen Kappy (3/7/2018 7:43:00 AM)

    Cool poem! My first time reading it. Baker uses what could be trite subject matter to make something fresh. Dripping branches in the grey woods of my mind—cool! -GK(Report)Reply

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  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (3/7/2018 3:44:00 AM)

    Simply fantastic and so brilliantly crafted............thanks for sharing(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (3/7/2018 1:14:00 AM)

    Such a brilliant write by Karle Wilson Baker👍👍👍(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (3/7/2017 10:40:00 PM)

    A beautifully conceived equally beautiful and meaningful sweet little poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (3/7/2017 10:15:00 AM)

    Human nature it is....sometimes with reason, sometimes without reasons.....good poem(Report)Reply

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  • Seamus O BrianSeamus O Brian (3/7/2017 9:43:00 AM)

    A vivid contrast of the complexity of thought. Efficiently rendered, yet colorfully articulated.(Report)Reply

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  • Tom Allport (3/7/2017 3:35:00 AM)

    a nice poem of contrasts? I suppose it depends on which side of the bed you got out of that day?(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (3/7/2017 2:15:00 AM)

    My thoughts! Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (3/7/2017 1:01:00 AM)

    Drift and shine..... thanks for sharing...,(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003