A Song for the Spanish Anarchists

The golden lemon is not made but grows on a green tree : A strong man with his crystal eyes is a man born free.

The oxen pass under the yoke and the blind are led at will : But a man born free has a path of his own and a house on the hill.

And men are men who till the soil and women are women who weave : Fifty men own the lemon grove and no man is a slave

By Sir Herbert Read

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This Herbert Read poem was in his 1939 anthology Poems For Spain edited by Stephen Spender and John Lehmann.

Source: https://standupandspit.wordpress.com/2017/04/21/a-song-for-the-spanish-anarchists/

TODO: Create a less gendered version of this poem?