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
This Herbert Read poem was in his 1939 anthology Poems For Spain edited by Stephen Spender and John Lehmann.
TODO: Create a less gendered version of this poem?