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Ellis Parker Butler

(5 December 1869 - 13 September 1937 / Muscatine / Iowa / United States)

Poems of Ellis Parker Butler

1. A Culinary Puzzle 4/20/2010
2. A Lost Angel 4/20/2010
3. A Minute 4/20/2010
4. A Pastoral 4/20/2010
5. A Question 4/20/2010
6. A Satisfactory Reform 4/20/2010
7. A Scotchman Whose Name Was Isbister 4/20/2010
8. A St. Valentine’s Day Tragedy 4/20/2010
9. A Study In Feeling 4/20/2010
10. An Exception 4/20/2010
11. An Old-Fashioned Garden 4/20/2010
12. Anticipation 4/20/2010
13. At Variance 4/20/2010
14. Bird Nesting 4/20/2010
15. Circumstantial Evidence 4/20/2010
16. Cupid Caught Napping 4/20/2010
17. Deer 4/20/2010
18. Djolan 1/13/2003
19. Dogs 4/20/2010
20. Golden Silence 4/20/2010

Djolan

Soft was the night, the eve how airy,
When through the big, fat dictionary
I wandered on in careless ease,
And read the a's, b's, c's and d's!

But stop! What is this form I see,
Beginning with a hump-backed d?
I pause! I gasp! I falter there!
It is the djolan, I declare!

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