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