hi every one i hope your enjoyed the international poetry week. i wrote my own version of the begining of the poem jerusalem by william blake, just for fun!!!
And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountain 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.
My Version (JUST THE BEGINING)
And did my shoes in modern times
Walk on London’s tarmac
And was the holy servant of God
Dwelling in the areas of London’s Peckham, Brixton, waterloo, Camberwell Dulwich
SOUTHWARK AND THE HOLY LAMBETH
And did the face of God shine on Dog Kennel Hill (se22)
And was Jerusalem built upon these murderous streets
Were the bloods of 27 black boys run down the River Thames.
So give me the paper of encouragement
Give me the pen of inspiration
Give me the power in my voice
For I shall not stop this every day fight
To keep the future of the young