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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. Love And War , Ovid
- 5. War Is Never Over , Cecil L. Harrison
- 6. From A German War Primer , Bertolt Brecht
- 7. Sekhmet, The Lion-Headed Goddess Of War , Margaret Atwood
- 8. In California During The Gulf War , Denise Levertov
- 9. Lessons Of The War , Henry Reed
- 10. War Some More , Sandra Osborne
- 11. A Meditation In Time Of War , William Butler Yeats
- 12. Do Not Weep, Maiden, For War Is Kind , Stephen Crane
- 13. Meditations In Time Of Civil War , William Butler Yeats
- 14. Spring In War Time , Sara Teasdale
- 15. Nefarious War , Li Po
- 16. Two Poems From The War , Archibald MacLeish
- 17. On Receiving News Of The War , Isaac Rosenberg
- 18. The Next War , Robert Graves
- 19. Repression Of War Experience , Siegfried Sassoon
- 20. Woman And War , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
- 21. On Being Asked For A War Poem , William Butler Yeats
- 22. Memorial Day For The War Dead , Yehuda Amichai
- 23. They Gave Us A War That Nobody Wanted , Patrick O'Donnell
- 24. War Of The Worlds , john tiong chunghoo
- 25. Sonnet 46: Mine Eye And Heart Are At A M.. , William Shakespeare
- 26. War-Music , Henry Van Dyke
- 27. Dusk In War Time , Sara Teasdale
- 28. War...War...War... , joe yourmom
- 29. War Profit Litany , Allen Ginsberg
- 30. War Music [down On Your Knees, Achilles] , Christopher Logue
- 31. At The War Office, London (Affixing The .. , Thomas Hardy
- 32. To Lucasta On Going To The War - For The.. , Robert Graves
- 33. The War Films , Sir Henry Newbolt
- 34. Song-Books Of The War , Siegfried Sassoon
- 35. Man's Civil War , Robert Southwell
- 36. War Song , John Davidson
- 37. The Holy War , Rudyard Kipling
- 38. At The War Office, London. , Thomas Hardy
- 39. There Was Crimson Clash Of War. , Stephen Crane
- 40. War Song , Thomas Moore
- 41. Tell Brave Deeds Of War , Stephen Crane
- 42. Declaration Of War , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- 43. War , Charles Wagner
- 44. Fortune Of War , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- 45. War Torn , James Mills
- 46. A Date With An Anti-War Protester , Chuck Audette
- 47. A Radical War Song , Thomas Babbington Macaulay
- 48. The Ashantee War , William Topaz McGonagall
- 49. On A Line From Valéry (The Gulf War) , Carolyn Kizer
- 50. 0354 Not Quite War , Michael Shepherd
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