Upton Sinclair, ed. (18781968).
The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest. 1915.
By Helen Gray Cone
(Contemporary American poet)
|VOICE, with what emulous fire thou singest free hearts of old fashion,|
| English scorners of Spain, sweeping the blue sea-way,|
|Sing me the daring of life for life, the magnanimous passion|
| Of man for man in the mean populous streets of To-day!|
|Hand, with what color and power thou couldst show, in the ring hot-sanded,|| 5|
| Brown Bestiarius holding the lean tawn tiger at bay,|
|Paint me the wrestle of Toil with the wild-beast Want, bare-handed;|
| Shadow me forth a soul steadily facing Today!|