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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
“Old-fashioned Requited Love”
By Carl Sandburg
 
From “Redhaw Winds”

I HAVE ransacked the encyclopedias,
And slid my fingers among topics and titles,
Looking for you.
 
And the answer comes slow.
There seems to be no answer.        5
 
I shall ask the next banana peddler the who and why of it.
 
Or—the iceman with his iron tongs gripping a clear cube in summer sunlight—maybe he will know.
 
 
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