Joseph Skipsey

(March 17, 1832 - September 3,1903 / Percy, Northumberland)

Joseph Skipsey Poems

1. The Butterfly 1/1/2004
2. Get Up! 1/3/2003
3. Mother Wept 1/1/2004
4. The Dewdrop 1/1/2004
5. The Darling 1/3/2003
6. The Hartley Calamity 1/3/2003
7. Uncouth Things 9/10/2014
8. Robin Redbreast 9/4/2014
9. Arachne 9/4/2014
10. Bubble-Blowing 9/6/2014
11. Extreme Kindness 9/10/2014
12. My Little Boy 9/5/2014
13. The Wilted Leaf 9/3/2014
14. A Word Of Good Cheer 9/5/2014
15. The Inner Conflict 9/15/2014
16. The Guardian Angel 9/15/2014
17. Billy Taylor 9/11/2014
18. Baloo 9/8/2014
19. Lilly And Willy 9/8/2014
20. The Collier Lad 9/4/2014

The Butterfly

The butterfly from flower to flower
The urchin chas’d; and, when at last
He caught it in my lady’s bower,
He cried, “Ha, ha!” and held it fast.

Awhile he laugh’d, but soon he wept,
When looking at the prize he’d caught
He found he had to ruin swept
The very glory he had sought

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