Karle Wilson Baker

(1878 - 1960 / United States)

Karle Wilson Baker Poems

1. Unser Gott 4/19/2010
2. The Cardinal And His Lady 1/3/2003
3. Nacogdoches Speaks 1/3/2003
4. Texas Cowboy 1/3/2003
5. Good Company 1/3/2003
6. Poet's Song 1/3/2003
7. The Tree 1/3/2003
8. Blue Smoke 1/3/2003
9. I Shall Be Loved As Quiet Things 1/3/2003
10. Days 1/3/2003
11. Apple And Rose 1/3/2003
12. A Clear Night 1/3/2003
13. Let Me Grow Lovely 1/3/2003
14. Within The Alamo 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Karle Wilson Baker

Within The Alamo

He drew a straight line
Across the dirt floor:
Within, it was death-still--
Without, was a roar
And a scream of the trumpets:
Within, was a Word--
And a line drawn clean
By the sweep of a sword.
No help was coming, now--
That hope was done.
No more the free air,
no more the sun
Bright on the blue leagues
Of buffalo-clover.
Travis drew a line
And they all crossed over.
Travis had a wife at home,
Travis was young;
Travis had a little boy
Whose tight arms clung,
But Travis saw a far light
Shining before:
Travis drew a ...

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