Ellis Parker Butler

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

Ellis Parker Butler Poems

1. A Minute 4/20/2010
2. A Lost Angel 4/20/2010
3. The Golf Walk 4/20/2010
4. Mary Had A Little Frog 4/20/2010
5. A Question 4/20/2010
6. A Scotchman Whose Name Was Isbister 4/20/2010
7. Why Washington Retreated 1/13/2003
8. Good - Better - Best 1/1/2004
9. The Ballad Of A Bachelor 1/13/2003
10. A Study In Feeling 4/20/2010
11. Bird Nesting 4/20/2010
12. No Beer, No Work 4/20/2010
13. A Pastoral 4/20/2010
14. The Hunter 4/20/2010
15. A St. Valentine’s Day Tragedy 4/20/2010
16. Cupid Caught Napping 4/20/2010
17. How'd You Like It? 4/20/2010
18. Judgment Day 4/20/2010
19. Deer 4/20/2010
20. Immortality 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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