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Poem by Ellis Parker Butler


Valentine to the Girl in Black


In hand I take this pen of mine
To write you, sweet, a valentine;
Id take your dainty hand instead,
Butyoure a drawingI am wed
And that is why, you understand,
I only take my pen in hand.



Ellis Parker Butler


Ellis Parker Butler's other poems:
  1. New England Magazine
  2. The Ballade of the Automobile
  3. The Rich Boys Christmas
  4. Why I Went to the Foot
  5. Jabed Meeker, Humorist


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