James Oppenheim

(1882-1932 / United States)

James Oppenheim Poems

1. The Runner In The Skies 1/4/2003
2. The Lincoln-Child 4/21/2010
3. Immoral 4/21/2010
4. Tasting The Earth 4/21/2010
5. The New God 1/4/2003
6. The Slave 4/21/2010
7. Where Love Once Was 1/4/2003
8. Bread And Roses 4/21/2010

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Bread And Roses

As we come marching, marching, in the beauty of the day,
A million darkened kitchens, a thousand mill-lofts gray
Are touched with all the radiance that a sudden sun discloses,
For the people hear us singing, 'Bread and Roses, Bread and Roses.'

As we come marching, marching, we battle, too, for men-
For they are women's children and we mother them again.
Our lives shall not be sweated from birth until life closes-
Hearts starve as well as bodies: Give us Bread, but give us Roses!

As we come marching, marching, unnumbered women dead
Go crying through our ...

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