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William Blake (1757–1827). The Poetical Works. 1908.

Selections from ‘The Four Zoas’

[A Vision of Eternity]

(Four Zoas, Night II, ll. 107–12.)

ETERNITY appear’d above them as One Man, enfolded

In Luvah’s robes of blood, and bearing all his afflictions:

As the sun shines down on the misty earth, such was the Vision.

But purple Night, and crimson Morning, and golden Day, descending

Thro’ the clear changing atmosphere, display’d green fields among

The varying clouds, like Paradises stretch’d in the expanse,

With towns, and villages, and temples, tents, sheep-folds and pastures,

Where dwell the children of the Elemental worlds in harmony.