Hilda Conkling (1910 – 1986) was an American poet. She is noted for having composed most of her poetry between the ages of four and ten. Her poetry is about nature, love of her mother, daydreams, or books that pleased her. Poems By a Little Girl was published in 1920. The poems in this collection are presented by the author’s age. An example of an early poem reads Sparkle up, little tired flower. Leaning in the grass! Did you find the rain of night? Too heavy to hold?