William Blake

(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London)

Day - Poem by William Blake

The Sun arises in the East,
Cloth'd in robes of blood and gold;
Swords and spears and wrath increast
All around his bosom roll'd
Crown'd with warlike fires and raging desires.

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  • (4/20/2018 11:55:00 AM)

    Raging desires. Short and simple poem. Well communicated. (Report) Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (10/12/2017 9:13:00 AM)

    Swords and spears and wrath increast
    All around his bosom roll'd

    A great poem.
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  • Indira Renganathan (11/15/2016 7:33:00 AM)

    As the sun rises... as his heat rises life also grows with desires....a good thought pleasingly revealed in just five lines...like it- 10 (Report) Reply

  • Primrose Tee (5/5/2014 6:19:00 AM)

    interesting poem.interesting (Report) Reply

  • (8/5/2012 10:36:00 PM)

    here, Blake creates a picture of sunrise, with the interesting hues of red and gold. He sees the sunrsys as 'swords' and 'spears, ' extending from around the sun. Also he sees the sun, as if it wore a crown made of fire. Incredible imagination. A brilliant write. An interesting read. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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