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Useful And Fantastic: Jerusalem, Australia

Val Yule brings an updated version of William Blake's famous poem.

And shall those feet in future time
Walk on our crowded city street,
And shall the holy lamb of God
Stand where our intersections meet?
And can the countenance divine
Shine forth upon our private hells?
And can Jerusalem be built
Among these bright atomic shells?

Bring me my jets of burning gold,
Bring me the lasers of desire,
Bring swords of words, and dreams, unfold!
Bring me the rocketry of fire.
I will not cease the constant fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
Till children see Jerusalem
Still building in this Promised Land


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