Poetry Sunday: What Work Is by Philip Levine
Tomorrow is Labor Day in the United States, a day set aside to honor those who keep our society going through the work that they do. It's a day to celebrate the dignity of work and the importance of workers. In another sense, the day honors the brotherhood (and sisterhood) of workers. In this year when so many are out of work and looking desperately for jobs, the day has a particular poignance which Philip Levine catches in his poem.
What Work Is
by Philip Levine