And Did Those Feet

My Poetry Anthology is currently featuring selections from Cottage Press Language Lessons and Language Arts. “And Did Those Feet” is a poetry analysis selection in  Poetics & Progym I.

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon Englands mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God,
On Englands 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 & pleasant Land.

~ William Blake, Preface to Milton a Poem, 1811

And Did Those Feet |
Original hand printed and painted page by William Blake, c. 1811

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