poet Ellis Parker Butler

Ellis Parker Butler

Ellis Parker Butler
Do you like this poet?
19 person liked.
5 person did not like.

Ellis Parker Butler poems, quotations and biography on Ellis Parker Butler poet page. Read all poems of Ellis Parker Butler and infos about Ellis Parker Butler.

Ellis Parker Butler was an American author.

Biography

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 »

Add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.


Comments about Ellis Parker Butler

  • hi bros (10/5/2018 12:42:00 PM)

    Putos pillo me la pela y no entendi ni Puta madre Lalo esta bien pendejo a la otra expliquen mejor ya que no dicen nada de la ballad of a bachelor

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Best Poem of Ellis Parker Butler

The Ballad Of A Bachelor

Listen, ladies, while I sing
The ballad of John Henry King.

John Henry was a bachelor,
His age was thirty-three or four.

Two maids for his affection vied,
And each desired to be his bride,

And bravely did they strive to bring
Unto their feet John Henry King.

John Henry liked them both so well,
To save his life he could not tell

Which he most wished to be his bride,
Nor was he able to decide.

Fair Kate was jolly, bright, and gay,
And sunny as a summer day;

Marie was kind, sedate, and sweet,
With gentle ways and manners ...

Read the full of The Ballad Of A Bachelor