There is an exceptionally beautiful poem by William Blake JERUSALEM (1804). They say, the poem was inspired by the apocryphal story that a young Jesus, travelled to England and visited Glastonbury. This legend is linked to an idea in the Book of Revelation ( 3:12 and 21:2) describing a Second Coming wherein Jesus establishes a new Jerusalem. What kind of new Jerusalem? And why in England?
However as usual, with the saintly people and poets one never know the true meaning of the message ( a post on the fascinating story on Michelangelo`s paintings follows!)… I feel that there is so much behind this Blake`s poem – much more that the regular critisc explain here.
One of my first posts in this blog was actually on William Blake, for I consider him to be the gratest Western spiritual poet. His panings, prints and poems emit amazing vibrations, and I was lucky enough to touch the originals – post here.
And now- enjoy the Jerusalem by Blake (song):
The poem itself: (more…)