Sunday, January 14, 2007

Lullaby by William Blake.

O for a voice like thunder, and a tongue
To drown the throat of war! - When the senses
Are shaken, and the soul is driven to madness,
Who can stand? When the souls of the oppressed
Fight in the troubled air that rages, who can stand?
When the whirlwind of fury comes from the
Throne of God, when the frowns of his countenance
Drive the nations together, who can stand?
When Sin claps his broad wings over the battle,
And sails rejoicing in the flood of Death;
When souls are torn to everlasting fire,
And fiends of Hell rejoice upon the slain,
O who can stand? O who hath caused this?
O who can answer at the throne of God?
The Kings and Nobles of the Land have done it!
Hear it not, Heaven, thy Ministers have done it!

6 Comments:

Blogger Anon. Blogger said...

I truly enjoyed this. thanks.

1:21 AM  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

im a Blake lover, hence my second born was named after him :o)

8:42 AM  
Blogger Dick Small said...

Ahhh, I didn't notice the title of your post so as I was reading it I thought it was your work.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

AB, Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Bluepaintred, you are a very talented Lady.

Dick, I take it as a great compliment, that even for a few seconds, you could think me capable of producing such work.
I am honoured Sir.
I also apolgise for not making the authorship of the work sufficiently clear.

3:26 PM  
Blogger La Catcuracha said...

i love Blake. He's a fav of mine

3:36 PM  
Blogger Smythe said...

Your genius knows no bounds, sans pantaloons!!

5:48 PM  

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