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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
I Have but One Love
By Frank S. Gordon
 
From “Gold in the Desert”

PINE tree, pine hearts, sigh ye;
Pine boughs, bend low, sigh ye,
Pine tongues sigh ye with me.
Night-long, I have but one dream—
            Hear—me!        5
Day-long, death hunts my warrior—
            Hear—me!—
Truth-tree, I have but one love—
            Hear—me!
Crouched over the war-path steals he,        10
Lynx on-moving steals he,
Wind words steals he from me.
 
Heart-tree, I have but one love—
            Hear—me!
Long the days and weary!        15
Restless hours and weary,
Hungered, wearied, wake me.
Listener of the maid’s prayer—
            Hear—me!
Messenger of the heart-beat—        20
            Hear—me!
Flute-tree, I have but one call—
            Hear—me!
Long the days and dreary!
Lone tree, I have but one love—        25
            Hear—me, hear!
 
 
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