RADICALS: Poet & Publisher

On Memorial Day

the paunches of the bourgeoisie

sway gently in the sun,

bend over,

place wreaths upon

the graves of those who died

that the paunches of the bourgeoisie

might sway

gently

in

the sun.

—A. B. MAGILL in the Daily Worker

Verses in this vein, appearing in the Communistic Daily Worker, induced one David Gordon also to write a poem. He called it "America," and in it, by crass terms, described the Goddess of Liberty in New York Harbor as looking down upon a land where liberty no longer thrived. So vile did three New York judges think the boy's phrases, so indecent his imagery that they would not excuse...

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