Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
July 23rd, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 115,441 comments.
Vachel Lindsay - The King of Yellow Butterflies

(A Poem Game.)


The King of Yellow Butterflies,
The King of Yellow Butterflies,
The King of Yellow Butterflies,
Now orders forth his men.
He says "The time is almost here
When violets bloom again."
Adown the road the fickle rout
Goes flashing proud and bold,
A down the road the fickle rout
Goes flashing proud and bold,
Adown the road the fickle rout
Goes flashing proud and bold,
They shiver by the shallow pools,
They shiver by the shallow pools,
They shiver by the shallow pools,
And whimper of the cold.
They drink and drink. A frail pretense!
They love to pose and preen.

Each pool is but a looking glass,
Where their sweet wings are seen.
Each pool is but a looking glass,
Where their sweet wings are seen.
Each pool is but a looking glass,
Where their sweet wings are seen.
Gentlemen adventurers! Gypsies every whit!
They live on what they steal. Their wings
By briars are frayed a bit.
Their loves are light. They have no house.
And if it rains today,
They'll climb into your cattle-shed,
They'll climb into your cattle-shed,
They'll climb into your cattle-shed,
And hide them in the hay,
And hide them in the hay,
And hide them in the hay,
And hide them in the hay. 


Share |

Added: Jun 15 2005 | Viewed: 2488 times | Comments and analysis of The King of Yellow Butterflies by Vachel Lindsay Comments (0)

The King of Yellow Butterflies - Comments and Information

Poet: Vachel Lindsay
Poem: The King of Yellow Butterflies
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, The King of Yellow Butterflies, has not yet been commented on. You can click here to be the first to post a comment about it.

Poem Info

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