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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Cause of This I Know Not
By Haniel Long
From “On the Road”

THE CAUSE of this I know not,
  Whither they went, nor why;
But I still remember the laughter
  And the bright eyes flashing by—
The day the girls were kissing        5
  The boys who had to die.
I search in vain for the reason—
  What does a poet know?—
Only that youth is lovely,
  Only that youth must go;        10
And hearts are made to be broken,
  And love is always woe.

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