quinta-feira, 10 de abril de 2008

And Did Those Feet In Ancient Time

Poem by William Blake
Music by C. Hubert H. Parry
(um dos hinos nacionais britânicos, maravilhoso, ouça aqui)

JERUSALEM

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.

3 comentários:

Funes, o memorioso disse...

Obrigado, Patrícia. É belíssimo!

gilrang disse...

m.,

bring me my bow of burning gold!
bring me my arrows of desire!...

oh! precious feelings left untold
these beautiful words in me inpire!

PATRICIA M. disse...

Acho que os ingleses deveriam ouvir mais seus belissimos hinos, se encher de patriotismo e realmente lutar pela sua Jerusalem in England's mountains green... Que o minarete muçulmano não acabe com a fé cristã em terras inglesas.