Jerusalem by William Blake

Jerusalem
1804

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon Englands mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God,
On Englands pleasant pastures seen!
And did the Countenance Divine,
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here,
Among these dark Satanic Mills?
Bring me my Bow of burning gold:
Bring me my arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire!
I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In Englands green & pleasant Land

William Blake
Born: 28 November 1757, London, England
Nationality: English
Died: 12 August 1827, London, England

William Blake was a poet, painter, and print-maker. He was unrecognised during his lifetime but is now considered a seminal figure of the poetic and visual art of the Romantic Era. He lived his whole life in in London and produced richly diverse works embraced the imagination with the existence of God or the human existence itself.

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