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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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  • Rookie - 0 Points Jim Bob (4/21/2017 12:25:00 PM)

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