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Poem by Ellis Parker Butler


Anticipation


I hold her letter as I stand,
  Nor break the seal; no need to guess
What dainty little female hand
  Penned this most delicate address.

The scented sealI break it not,
  But stand in stormy revery;
I tremble as I wonder what
  She who penned this will say to me.

I wonder what my wife will say
  If so it be she eer shall know
I only mailed her note today
  It should have gone two weeks ago!



Ellis Parker Butler


Ellis Parker Butler's other poems:
  1. The Sheep
  2. The Twenty Hoss-Power Shay
  3. Why I Went to the Foot
  4. Ridden Down
  5. Womanly Qualms


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Thomas Hood Anticipation ("I had a vision in the summer light")
  • Emily Brontë Anticipation ("How beautiful the earth is still")
  • Amy Lowell Anticipation ("I have been temperate always")

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