Mary Wilson, Baroness Wilson of Rievaulx

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Gladys Mary Wilson, Baroness Wilson of Rievaulx (née Baldwin; 12 January 19166 June 2018) was an English poet and the wife of Harold Wilson.


After the Bomb had fallen,
After the last sad cry
When the Earth was a burnt-out cinder
Drifting across the sky,

Came Lucifer, Son of the Morning,
With his fallen-angel band,
Silent and swift as a vulture
On a mountain-top to stand.

  • Poem: After the Bomb had Fallen

My love you have stumbled slowly
On the quiet way to death
And you lie where the wind blows strongly
With a salty spray on its breath.

  • Poem: Lines on the Death of my Husband

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