... I read Come and Tell me Some Lies by Raffaella Barker and By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept By Elizabeth Smart. Smart was the mistress of the poet George Barker and the mother of four of his children. Raffaella was his daughter by the woman who eventually became his second wife. One of his children by Smart is the poet Sebastian Barker. Another is Christopher Barker. In Rhymes of passionChristopher Barker tells about writing The Arms of the Infinite, his book about his parents.