Jerusalem [”And did those feet in ancient time”] by William Blake | Poetry Foundation (Feb 13 2018)

Jerusalem [”And did those feet in ancient time”] by William Blake | Poetry Foundation (Feb 13 2018)

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/54684/jerusalem-and-did-those-feet-in-ancient-time

Good afternoon, All-

Here’s the great Blake poem. If you haven’t already done so, please memorize it. And then (over the next couple of weeks) memorize the great Parry setting of it. Love to do it off-book (and then fly over to London and sing it at the Last Night at the Proms).

There’s lots of interesting information on Blake and the whole Jerusalem series of poems, online. Remarkable, larger-than-life person, in so many ways. Prophetic and driven- a little like John Brown in that sense, IMO.

Thanks!

Tom