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The Tree

Karle Wilson Baker 1878 (Little Rock) – 1960

My life is a tree,
Yoke-fellow of the earth;
Pledged,
By roots too deep for remembrance,
To stand hard against the storm,
To fill by Place.
(But high in the branches of my green tree there is a wild
bird singing:
Wind-free are the wings of my bird: she hath built no
mortal nest.)

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Karle Wilson Baker

Karle Wilson Baker was an American poet and author, born in Little Rock, Ark. more…

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