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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
May Basket
By Dorothy Butts
From “The Passers-by”

I LOVE you, dear;
And all the little world
Loves my simplicity.
For in my love
There are no passions whirled        5
In wild complexity.
No mystery
Of “Does she love?” and “Whom?”
Needs fathoming.
I gather love,        10
And ever find more room
For gathering.
Will you take this basketful today,
Of old love and new flowerets, and say,
“This much she loved me during May?”        15

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