Days by Karle Wilson Baker

{Poem of the Day}

American poet and novelist Karle Wilson Baker was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. She attended University of Chicago and UC Berkeley. Baker eventually moved to Texas where she married, had two children and became a teacher. She received many accolades for her writing, including being nominated in 1931 for a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her collection “Dreamers on Horseback.” Go here for a list of her most popular poems.

“Intimate Thoughts” By Ashley Coll


By Karle Wilson Baker {1878 – 1960}

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.

Read more about Karle Wilson Baker here at the Texas State Historical Association.


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