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Hilda Conkling

  • There is a star that runs very fast, / That goes pulling the moon / Through the tops of the poplars.

    • Hilda Conkling,
    • Moon Song ()
    • Poems by a Little Girl
  • The world turns softly / Not to spill its lakes and rivers.

    • Hilda Conkling,
    • Water ()
    • Poems by a Little Girl
  • Bridges do sometimes begin on the earth / And end in the sky.

    • Hilda Conkling,
    • Venice Bridge ()
    • Poems by a Little Girl
  • The morning is like the inside of a snow-apple.

    • Hilda Conkling,
    • Poems ()
    • Poems by a Little Girl
  • The hills are going somewhere; / They have been on the way a long time. / They are like camels in a line / But they move more slowly.

    • Hilda Conkling,
    • Hills ()
    • Poems by a Little Girl
  • Tan and green orchid, / Are you a little lady / Holding up your skirts / Above wet grass?

    • Hilda Conkling,
    • Orchid Lady ()
    • Shoes of the Wind
  • The moon is at her crystal window / Spinning and weaving ...

    • Hilda Conkling,
    • Moon in October ()
    • Shoes of the Wind
  • Morning is sweeter / For her voice.

    • Hilda Conkling,
    • Wood Dove ()
    • Shoes of the Wind
  • Cowslips in water ... I found them wading / Up to their little green knees ...

    • Hilda Conkling,
    • May Basket ()
    • Shoes of the Wind
  • Boulders have their minds on the center of the earth / They came from.

    • Hilda Conkling,
    • May Basket ()
    • Shoes of the Wind

Hilda Conkling, U.S. child-poet

(1910 - 1986)

Almost all her poetry was written between the ages of 4 and 10, and recorded by her mother. She is not known to have written any as an adult.