March 19, 2009

Jerusalem

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--Description: Blake W., 19th C, Christianity, Patriotism--


And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen?

And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark Satanic Mills?

Bring me my Bow of burning gold:
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear : O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire.

I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand
Till we have built Jerusalem
In England’s green and; pleasant Land.


William Blake

--Did You Know:  Although Blake only once journeyed farther than a day's walk outside London during his lifetime, he produced a diverse and symbolically rich corpus, which embraced 'imagination' as "the body of God", or "Human existence itself" .

--Word of the Day:   jackanapes (JAK-uh-nayps), noun
Meaning: An impertinent conceited person.
Example: "It turned out some jackanapes of a whippersnapper at my publisher's had appended his own subtitle to a forthcoming book of mine and announced it on Amazon."
(Mark Steyn; Michael Ignatieff's Home-ophobia; Macleans (Toronto, Canada);Oct 19, 2006.)

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