Ellis Parker Butler
Ellis Parker Butler Poems
- A Minute She plucked a blossom fair to see; Upon my coat I ...
- A Study In Feeling To be a great musician you must be a man ...
- A Lost Angel When first we met she seemed so white I feared ...
- The Ballad Of A Bachelor Listen, ladies, while I sing The ...
- A Question Whene’er I feed the barnyard folk My gentle soul ...
- A Scotchman Whose Name Was Isb... A Scotchman whose name ...
- Why Washington Retreated 1775 Said Congress to George ...
Ellis Parker Butler was an American author.
Butler was born in Muscatine, Iowa. He was the author of more than 30 books and more than 2,000 stories and essays, and is most famous for his short story "Pigs is Pigs", in which a bureaucratic stationmaster insists on levying the livestock rate for a shipment of two pet guinea pigs, which soon start proliferating geometrically.
Working from his home in Flushing (Queens) New York, Butler was—by every measure and by many times—the most published author of the pulp fiction era. Amongst others he wrote twenty-five stories to Woman's Home Companion between 1906 and 1935. The stories in the Companion... more »
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She plucked a blossom fair to see;
Upon my coat I let her pin it;
And thus we stood beneath the tree
She turned her smiling face to me;
I saw a roguish sweetness in it;
I kissed her once;—it took, maybe,
The time was paltry, you’ll agree;
It took but little to begin it;
But since my heart has not been free