May 1st: International Workers’ Solidarity Day

The Flag By Pablo Neruda Stand up with me. No one would like more than I to stay on the pillow where your eyelids try to shut out the world for me. There too I would like to let my blood sleep surrounding your sweetness. But stand up, you, stand up, but stand up with me … Watch video »

The Flag

By Pablo Neruda

Stand up with me.

No one would like
more than I to stay
on the pillow where your eyelids
try to shut out the world for me.
There too I would like
to let my blood sleep
surrounding your sweetness.

But stand up,
you, stand up,
but stand up with me
and let us go off together
to fight face to face
against the devil’s webs,
against the system that distributes hunger,
against organized misery.

Let’s go,
and you, my star, next to me,
newborn from my own clay,
you will have found the hidden spring
and in the midst of the fire you will be
next to me,
with your wild eyes,
raising my flag.

Music by The Last Internationale.