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Blake, William

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William Blake – from The Complete Poems

Here I alone in books formed of metals
Have written the secrets of wisdom
The secrets of dark contemplation
By fightings and conflicts dire

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Lo! I unfold my darkness and on
this rock, place with strong hand the Book
of eternal brass, written in my solitude

Laws of peace, of love, of unity
Of pity, compassion, forgiveness
Let each choose one habitation
His ancient infinite mansion
One command, one joy, one desire
One curse, one weight, one measure
One king, one God, one Law

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