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America, A Prophecy

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The shadowy Daughter of Urthona stood before red Orc,
When fourteen suns had faintly journey'd o'er his dark abode:
His food she brought in iron baskets, his drink in cups of iron:
Crown'd with a helmet and dark hair the nameless female stood;
A quiver with its burning stores, a bow like that of night,
When pestilence is shot from heaven: no other arms she need!
Invulnerable though naked, save where clouds roll round her loins
Their awful folds in the dark air: silent she stood as night;
For never from her iron tongue could voice or sound arise,
But dumb till that dread day when Orc assay'd his fierce embrace.
'Dark Virgin,' said the hairy youth, 'thy father stern, abhorr'd,
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Susan Williams 23 June 2018
Blake sees the American Revolution as a good thing and hopes it influences the world to follow its lead. But instead of making a historical essay about it, he portrays it as if it were a great Greek or Roman myth with heroic mythical characters so his point would be more universal than a tale about America.
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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 23 June 2018
Silent as despairing love, and strong as jealousy... nice write
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Dr Antony Theodore 23 June 2018
I see a Whale in the south-sea, drinking my soul away. O what limb-rending pains I feel! thy fire and my frost Mingle in howling pains..... william Blakes lament.. very nice poem.. brilliance. tony
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Edward Kofi Louis 23 June 2018
Struggling afflictions! ! Thanks for sharing.
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God Bless America!
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* Sunprincess * 26 September 2015
..........incredible write...nicely written ?
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