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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. Sekhmet, The Lion-Headed Goddess Of War , Margaret Atwood
- 7. In California During The Gulf War , Denise Levertov
- 8. From A German War Primer , Bertolt Brecht
- 9. Lessons Of The War , Henry Reed
- 10. War Some More , Sandra Osborne
- 11. Do Not Weep, Maiden, For War Is Kind , Stephen Crane
- 12. Two Poems From The War , Archibald MacLeish
- 13. Meditations In Time Of Civil War , William Butler Yeats
- 14. A Meditation In Time Of War , William Butler Yeats
- 15. Repression Of War Experience , Siegfried Sassoon
- 16. On Receiving News Of The War , Isaac Rosenberg
- 17. Nefarious War , Li Po
- 18. Spring In War Time , Sara Teasdale
- 19. On Being Asked For A War Poem , William Butler Yeats
- 20. The Next War , Robert Graves
- 21. Sonnet 46: Mine Eye And Heart Are At A M.. , William Shakespeare
- 22. Memorial Day For The War Dead , Yehuda Amichai
- 23. War Of The Worlds , john tiong chunghoo
- 24. War-Music , Henry Van Dyke
- 25. War Profit Litany , Allen Ginsberg
- 26. Woman And War , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
- 27. Dusk In War Time , Sara Teasdale
- 28. War...War...War... , joe yourmom
- 29. There Was Crimson Clash Of War. , Stephen Crane
- 30. War Music [down On Your Knees, Achilles] , Christopher Logue
- 31. Man's Civil War , Robert Southwell
- 32. At The War Office, London (Affixing The .. , Thomas Hardy
- 33. Song-Books Of The War , Siegfried Sassoon
- 34. To Lucasta On Going To The War - For The.. , Robert Graves
- 35. They Gave Us A War That Nobody Wanted , Patrick O'Donnell
- 36. Tell Brave Deeds Of War , Stephen Crane
- 37. The Holy War , Rudyard Kipling
- 38. The War Films , Sir Henry Newbolt
- 39. War Song , John Davidson
- 40. War , Charles Wagner
- 41. At The War Office, London. , Thomas Hardy
- 42. War Song , Thomas Moore
- 43. On A Line From Valéry (The Gulf War) , Carolyn Kizer
- 44. Declaration Of War , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- 45. Fortune Of War , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- 46. War Torn , James Mills
- 47. A Date With An Anti-War Protester , Chuck Audette
- 48. A Radical War Song , Thomas Babbington Macaulay
- 49. The Ashantee War , William Topaz McGonagall
- 50. 0354 Not Quite War , Michael Shepherd
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