MYSTIC POEMS: “Awake! awake O sleeper of the land of shadows” by William Blake

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“Awake! awake O sleeper of the land of shadows (from Jerusalem)”

 

Awake! awake O sleeper of the land of shadows, wake! expand!
I am in you and you in me, mutual in love divine:
Fibres of love from man to man thro Albions pleasant land.
In all the dark Atlantic vale down from the hills of Surrey
A black water accumulates, return Albion! return!
Thy brethren call thee, and thy fathers, and thy sons,
Thy nurses and thy mothers, thy sisters and thy daughters
Weep at thy souls disease, and the Divine Vision is darkend:
Thy Emanation that was wont to play before thy face,
Beaming forth with her daughters into the Divine bosom
Where hast thou hidden thy Emanation lovely Jerusalem
From the vision and fruition of the Holy-one?
I am not a God afar off, I am a brother and friend;
Within your bosoms I reside, and you reside in me:
Lo! we are One; forgiving all Evil; Not seeking recompense!
Ye are my members O ye sleepers of Beulah, land of shades!

by William Blake

England (1757 – 1827) Timeline

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    Love this poem amira!

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    1. Thank you Linda! I am so glad to hear that! ❤

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