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Tender Buttons [Mildred’s Umbrella]

About this Poem 

“Tender Buttons [Mildred’s Umbrella]” was published in Tender Buttons (Claire Marie, 1914). 

Tender Buttons [Mildred’s Umbrella]

A cause and no curve, a cause and loud enough, a cause and extra a loud clash and an extra wagon, a sign of extra, a sac a small sac and an established color and cunning, a slender grey and no ribbon, this means a loss a great loss a restitution. 

This poem is in the public domain. 

This poem is in the public domain.