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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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