Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Stand Strong

Stand Strong
(with dignity and grace)

...Let the winds lift your banners from far lands
     With a message of strife and of hope:
Raise the Maypole aloft with its garlands
     That gathers your cause in its scope....

...Stand fast, then, Oh Workers, your ground,
     Together pull, strong and united:
Link your hands like a chain the world round,
     If you will that your hopes be requited.

When the World's Workers, sisters and brothers,
      Shall build, in the new coming years,
A lair house of life—not for others,
      For the earth and its fulness is theirs.

Walter Crane, The Workers' Maypole, 1894

Celebrate the Rites of Spring and the Rights of the World's Workers
at this May Day inspired show at Space Monkey:

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