Karle Wilson Baker

(1878 - 1960 / United States)

Poems of Karle Wilson Baker

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

Nacogdoches Speaks

I was The Gateway. Here they came, and passed,
The homespun centaurs with their arms of steel
And taut heart-strings: wild wills, who thought to deal
Bare-handed with jade Fortune, tracked at last
Out of her silken lairs into the vast
Of a Man’s world. They passed, but still I feel
The dint of hoof, the print of booted heel,
Like prick of spurs--the shadows that they cast.
I do not vaunt their valors, or their crimes:

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