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Poem by Ellis Parker Butler


I bowed my head in anguish sore
  When Life made Death his bride;
Soul, we are lost forever more!
  Unto my soul I cried.

Nay, waste in wailing not thy breath,
  My soul replied to me,
Behold! The child of Life and Death
  Is Immortality!

Ellis Parker Butler

Ellis Parker Butler's other poems:
  1. New England Magazine
  2. The Ballade of the Automobile
  3. The Charge of the Second Iowa Cavalry
  4. The Rich Boys Christmas
  5. Why I Went to the Foot

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Joseph Addison Immortality ("O Liberty! thou goddess, heavenly bright")
  • Matthew Arnold Immortality ("Foil'd by our fellow-men, depress'd, outworn")
  • George Russell Immortality ("WE must pass like smoke or live within the spirits fire")
  • Katharine Tynan Immortality ("So I have sunk my roots in earth")

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