01 May 2014

A Poem for May Day by Gay Page

Image and verse from The Workshops [sic] and Other Poems (Fort William, ON: Times-Journal, 1919) by Gay Page, otherwise known as Florence N. Horner Sherk. All, poet included, come from a not so distant past in which Ottawa saw Canadians as more than mere hewers of wood, drawers of water and bearers of bitumen. It was a time in which the labour of a single worker could "win bread for mother and child". 


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1 comment:

  1. It's curious that Gay Page uses "labor" and "clamor". But the whole poem, I ween, makes me want to get hammered. ;-)