Karle Wilson Baker

(1878 - 1960 / United States)

Poet's Song

Poem by Karle Wilson Baker

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.
Dropp’d feathers from the wings of God
I find, and braid them in my hair;
Men heed them not--they only make
My soul unto herself more fair.


Comments about Poet's Song by Karle Wilson Baker

  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (11/4/2019 12:05:00 AM)

    A feather fall from the wings of God
    the poet catches such snatches
    and braids them into her hair.
    What beautiful imagination!
    The last two lines are a little enigmatic though.(Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (11/3/2019 10:51:00 AM)

    I have reread this beautiful poem, also chosen last year as the Classic Poem Of The Day. Sheer joy to reread this., I so feel the authentic lovely poetic tone and such a unique tone. I truly missed this tone in many classic poems, but this one sounds like the declamation days during my study. Make me homesick to that period Today a constant overloaded agenda, but so it be, Congratulations to thy family for being chosen again. I do hope they read this happy news too.(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (11/3/2019 7:40:00 AM)

    what a sweet and heart touching poem! words are very nicely woven to make it an interesting reading.
    'Men heed them not- they only make
    My soul unto herself more fair.'..is so nice. Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (11/3/2019 5:32:00 AM)

    Soul made fair by the feathers fallen from the wings of God unknown to Him men also not heeded by men but braided on her hair is wonderfully weaved in this poem by the Poet!(Report)Reply

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  • Kingsley EgbukoleKingsley Egbukole (11/3/2019 1:53:00 AM)

    Beautifully written. Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (11/3/2018 11:26:00 PM)

    impressive line- Dropp’d feathers from the wings of God(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (11/3/2018 3:55:00 PM)

    My soul unto herself! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (11/3/2018 7:08:00 AM)

    Sheer poetry and so beautifully worded, repeating the reading, I so feel the authentic lovely poetic tone and such a unique tone. I truly missed this tone in many many classic poems, but this one sounds like the declamation days during my study. Make me homesick to that period Today a constant overloaded agenda, but so it be, Congratulations to thy beloved family for being chosen as Classic Poem Of The Day. I do hope they read too.(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (11/3/2018 4:30:00 AM)

    Men heed them not- they only make
    My soul unto herself more fair.....so touching and impressive with nice theme., Beautiful poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Nadia Umber LodhiNadia Umber Lodhi (11/3/2018 3:57:00 AM)

    Dropp’d feather from the wings of God
    My little songs and snatches are,(Report)Reply

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  • Adrian FlettAdrian Flett (11/3/2018 3:38:00 AM)

    Poets sing firstly to themselves.(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar (11/3/2018 2:53:00 AM)

    A wonderful poet's song flowing full of rhyme and rhythm..(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (11/3/2018 12:39:00 AM)

    Such a great poem by Karle Wilson Baker..................(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (3/7/2017 10:49:00 PM)

    they only make
    My soul unto herself fair
    Poet's song wonderfully defined.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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