Anne Herendeen


Source: May Days: An Anthology of Verse from Masses-Liberator, Edited by Genevieve Taggard, Boni and Liveright, 1925;
Transcribed: Sally Ryan for in 2000.

If I should chance to live to see
A new world dawning gay and free
Gardened and forested with care
To shield the lovers walking there;
If, from my window, I could hear
Merry young mothers singing clear;
And all the people worked with skill
At tasks they loved–I'd shout until
I broke the peace for sheer delight!
They'd put me out of there all right!