Ellis Parker Butler
5 December 1869 - 13 September 1937 / Muscatine / Iowa / United States
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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
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