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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

  • Rookie Faheem (11/21/2017 2:40:00 AM)

    I really enjoyed this poem it is very emotional | Delete this message

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  • Rookie aaliyah (11/9/2017 11:19:00 AM)

    i love this poem it makes you feel sorry for the people who died | Delete this message

  • Gold Star - 65,723 Points Subhas Chandra Chakra (10/26/2017 12:26:00 PM)

    A great poem suggesting us to face life with a realistic approach. (Report) Reply

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Poems About War

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