Day (Blake, Notebook)

Notebook 37 - Day

1st reading:[1]Edit


The [day del.] Sun arises in the East,
Cloth'd in robes of blood & gold;
Swords & spears & wrath increast
All around his [ankles del.] bosom roll'd
Crown'd with warlike fires & raging desires.

2nd reading:[2]Edit


The Sun arises in the East
Clothd in robes of blood & gold
Swords & spears & wrath increast
All around his bosom rolld
Crownd with warlike fires & raging desires[3]


  1. "Blake Complete Writings", ed. Geoffrey Keynes, pub. OUP 1966/85, p. 177.
  2. "The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake", ed. by David V. Erdman, Anchor Books, 1988, p. 473
  3. Day N 105 rev
    Crossed out with a heavy vertical line, but not found elsewhere.
    1 Sun] day 1st rdg del
    4 bosom] ancles 1st rdg del

This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.