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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
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By Clement Wood
 
  WHEN the storm-clouds piled between us,
In the dark and chasmed hour
When we struggled for a rebirth of our souls
And of our love for one another,
One thing held me to you.        5
 
  It was not the expanding structures of love
That we had builded together;
It was not vows,
Nor inner promises of eternal fealty,
Nor our common purposes in life,        10
Nor the clenching grasp of passion—
 
  It was the battered little coffee-pot
That we had bought together for five cents
From a ghetto push-cart,
That would not let me go.        15
 
 
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