Let the winds lift banner


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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-

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