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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!


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    when will we ever learn that war is one big waste of time and life (Report) Reply

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    The great genius speaks of life, and how it must end for us all, we soldiers of reality. (Report) Reply

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Poems About War

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