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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

Night In the City

The sluggish clouds hang low upon the town,
And from yon lamp in chilled and sodden rays
The feeble light gropes through the heavy mist
And dies, extinguished in the stagnant maze.

From moisty eaves the drops fall slowly down
To strike with leaden sound the walk below,
And in dark, murky pools upon the street
The water stands, as lacking life to flow.

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