Thursday, 16 July 2009

Sky Watch From England

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
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Müge said...

Dear Tom,

I'm very much impressed William Blake's intelligent poem and your beautiful photos.

Have a great weekend,

imac said...

Oh blimey, ol Womtigs singing(warbling).
Great shots and words(only when Toms not singing them)

mrsnesbitt said...

This was our school hymn in primary school no less! I can sing this from memory! Heck, at 9 years of age! Wow!Loved the way us yorkshire people sing...bring me my chariot of fireeeeeeeeee! Oh I will be singing this all night!

Carletta said...

I love that second image Tom!
Again, perfect words to go with it.
Tell Jane Hi.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Gennasus said...

Lovely photos of very English scenes. Got me singing along too.

Catherine said...

Love Blakes words & your beautiful captures even more Tom~ especailly love the second shot!!
Wishing you a beautiful weekend!!
Can't wait to see your new bundle of joy~I know you and Jane are so happy!! :)

Babooshka said...

Always a stirring song and images equally as suitable.

SandyCarlson said...

Ol' Blake was a passionate man. I think he would approve of your illustrations of his poem.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love, love, LOVE the words to this Blake poem. When I was a teen I attended a private girl's school and at chapel this was the most requested hymn. TRUE!

Your photos illustrate the poem magnificently!

Dancin' Fool said...

Stirring pictures and stirring words Tom. Happy weekend to you!

Happily Retired Gal said...

Your lovely posts take me back to my college days and make me want to return to the poets I studied back then. Beautiful in all respects.
Hugs and blessings,

Kerri said...

Wow Tom...these are most awesome! WOW!

Dina said...

Really, this is a hymn?? How did I never even see the poem before? Wonderful!
I must say, during the long British rule here, the British did a good job of building the real Jerusalem.