Ellis Parker Butler

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

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A Minute


She plucked a blossom fair to see;
Upon my coat I let her pin it;
And thus we stood beneath the tree
A minute.

She turned her smiling face to me;
I saw a roguish sweetness in it;
I kissed her once;—it took, maybe,
A minute.

The time was paltry, you’ll agree;
It took but little to begin it;
But since my heart has not been free
A minute.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Edited: Monday, September 05, 2011

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  • Rafael Cazares (9/24/2013 2:13:00 PM)

    The poem was excellent as I started to begin it.
    Thoroughly amused as I finished,
    I realized all it took was a minute. (Report) Reply

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