Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
September 1st, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 278,918 comments.
Ellis Parker Butler - To Kate. (In Lieu Of A Valentine)

Sweet Love and I had oft communed;
  We were, indeed, great friends,
And oft I sought his office, near
  Where Courtship Alley ends.

I used to sit with him, and smoke,
  And talk of your blue eyes,
And argue how I best might act
  To make your heart my prize.

He always seemed to have much time
  To hear me tell my joy,
So that I came to deem him but
  An idle, lazy boy.

But on St. Valentine his day,
  I found him hard at work,
As if he had a mighty task
  And did not dare to shirk;

And o’er his head there hung a card
  That made me haste away;
It bore these words—
  Please make it short.
This is my busy day!

And so, Sweet maiden; if I send
  No valentine, you see
The reason here; Love could not waste
  His precious time on me!

Share |

Added: Oct 28 2005 | Viewed: 1052 times | Comments and analysis of To Kate. (In Lieu Of A Valentine) by Ellis Parker Butler Comments (0)

To Kate. (In Lieu Of A Valentine) - Comments and Information

Poet: Ellis Parker Butler
Poem: To Kate. (In Lieu Of A Valentine)
Volume: Munsey’s Magazine
Year: Published/Written in 1897
There are no comments for this poem. Why not be the first one to post something about it?

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, To Kate. (In Lieu Of A Valentine), has not yet been commented on. You can click here to be the first to post a comment about it.

Poem Info

Butler Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore