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A War Song To Englishmen - Poem by William Blake

Prepare, prepare the iron helm of war,
Bring forth the lots, cast in the spacious orb;
Th' Angel of Fate turns them with mighty hands,
And casts them out upon the darken'd earth!
Prepare, prepare!

Prepare your hearts for Death's cold hand! prepare
Your souls for flight, your bodies for the earth;
Prepare your arms for glorious victory;
Prepare your eyes to meet a holy God!
Prepare, prepare!

Whose fatal scroll is that? Methinks 'tis mine!
Why sinks my heart, why faltereth my tongue?
Had I three lives, I'd die in such a cause,
And rise, with ghosts, over the well-fought field.
Prepare, prepare!

The arrows of Almighty God are drawn!
Angels of Death stand in the louring heavens!
Thousands of souls must seek the realms of light,
And walk together on the clouds of heaven!
Prepare, prepare!

Soldiers, prepare! Our cause is Heaven's cause;
Soldiers, prepare! Be worthy of our cause:
Prepare to meet our fathers in the sky:
Prepare, O troops, that are to fall to-day!
Prepare, prepare!

Alfred shall smile, and make his harp rejoice;
The Norman William, and the learnèd Clerk,
And Lion Heart, and black-brow'd Edward, with
His loyal queen, shall rise, and welcome us!
Prepare, prepare!


Comments about A War Song To Englishmen by William Blake

  • Bronze Star - 2,065 Points Kshirod Kumar Dehury (12/9/2017 10:04:00 PM)

    very nine, really i enjoy this poem, thanks. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie cameron m (12/7/2017 6:17:00 AM)

    very beautiful
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Poems About War

  1. 1. A War Song To Englishmen , William Blake
  2. 2. A Prayer In Time Of War , Alfred Noyes
  3. 3. The Next War , Wilfred Owen
  4. 4. Love And War , Ovid
  5. 5. Sekhmet, The Lion-Headed Goddess Of War , Margaret Atwood
  6. 6. War Is Never Over , Cecil L. Harrison
  7. 7. In California During The Gulf War , Denise Levertov
  8. 8. From A German War Primer , Bertolt Brecht
  9. 9. War Some More , Sandra Osborne
  10. 10. Lessons Of The War , Henry Reed
  11. 11. Nefarious War , Li Po
  12. 12. Meditations In Time Of Civil War , William Butler Yeats
  13. 13. Do Not Weep, Maiden, For War Is Kind , Stephen Crane
  14. 14. Two Poems From The War , Archibald MacLeish
  15. 15. A Meditation In Time Of War , William Butler Yeats
  16. 16. On Receiving News Of The War , Isaac Rosenberg
  17. 17. Repression Of War Experience , Siegfried Sassoon
  18. 18. Spring In War Time , Sara Teasdale
  19. 19. On Being Asked For A War Poem , William Butler Yeats
  20. 20. Memorial Day For The War Dead , Yehuda Amichai
  21. 21. War Of The Worlds , john tiong chunghoo
  22. 22. Woman And War , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  23. 23. Sonnet 46: Mine Eye And Heart Are At A M.. , William Shakespeare
  24. 24. The Next War , Robert Graves
  25. 25. War...War...War... , joe yourmom
  26. 26. War-Music , Henry Van Dyke
  27. 27. Dusk In War Time , Sara Teasdale
  28. 28. War Music [down On Your Knees, Achilles] , Christopher Logue
  29. 29. At The War Office, London (Affixing The .. , Thomas Hardy
  30. 30. To Lucasta On Going To The War - For The.. , Robert Graves
  31. 31. War Profit Litany , Allen Ginsberg
  32. 32. Song-Books Of The War , Siegfried Sassoon
  33. 33. There Was Crimson Clash Of War. , Stephen Crane
  34. 34. War Song , John Davidson
  35. 35. At The War Office, London. , Thomas Hardy
  36. 36. The War Films , Sir Henry Newbolt
  37. 37. Tell Brave Deeds Of War , Stephen Crane
  38. 38. A Date With An Anti-War Protester , Chuck Audette
  39. 39. The Holy War , Rudyard Kipling
  40. 40. War Song , Thomas Moore
  41. 41. - Love Is War! , Ronberge (anno primo)
  42. 42. Man's Civil War , Robert Southwell
  43. 43. War , Charles Wagner
  44. 44. Fortune Of War , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  45. 45. They Gave Us A War That Nobody Wanted , Patrick O'Donnell
  46. 46. War And Peace , Franklin Pierce Adams
  47. 47. War Torn , James Mills
  48. 48. On Being Asked To Write A Poem Against T.. , Hayden Carruth
  49. 49. A Radical War Song , Thomas Babbington Macaulay
  50. 50. Declaration Of War , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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