HomeTitle; E84| THE BOOK of AHANIA t209Home
BA2.1; E84| 1: Fuzon, on a chariot iron-wing'd
BA2.2; E84| On spiked flames rose; his hot visage
BA2.3; E84| Flam'd furious! sparkles his hair & beard
BA2.4; E84| Shot down his wide bosom and shoulders.
BA2.5; E84| On clouds of smoke rages his chariot
BA2.6; E84| And his right hand burns red in its cloud
BA2.7; E84| Moulding into a vast globe, his wrath
BA2.8; E84| As the thunder-stone is moulded.
BA2.9; E84| Son of Urizens silent burnings
BA2.10; E84| 2: Shall we worship this Demon of smoke,
BA2.11; E84| Said Fuzon, this abstract non-entity
BA2.12; E84| This cloudy God seated on waters
BA2.13; E84| Now seen, now obscur'd; King of sorrow?
BA2.14; E84| 3: So he spoke, in a fiery flame,
BA2.15; E84| On Urizen frowning indignant,
BA2.16; E84| The Globe of wrath shaking on high
BA2.17; E84| Roaring with fury, he threw
BA2.18; E84| The howling Globe: burning it flew
BA2.19; E84| Lengthning into a hungry beam. Swiftly
BA2.26; E84| 6: But the strong arm that sent it, remember'd
BA2.27; E84| The sounding beam; laughing it tore through
BA2.28; E84| That beaten mass: keeping its direction
BA2.29; E84| The cold loins of Urizen dividing.
BA2.30; E84| 7: Dire shriek'd his invisible Lust
BA2.31; E84| Deep groan'd Urizen! stretching his awful hand
BA2.32; E84| Ahania (so name his parted soul)
BA2.33; E84| He siez'd on his mountains of jealousy.
BA2.34; E84| He groand anguishd & called her Sin,
BA2.38; E85| 8: She fell down a faint shadow wandring
BA2.39; E85| In chaos and circling dark Urizen,
BA2.40; E85| As the moon anguishd circles the earth;
BA2.41; E85| Hopeless! abhorrd! a death-shadow,
BA2.42; E85| Unseen, unbodied, unknown,
BA2.43; E85| The mother of Pestilence.
BA2.44; E85| 9: But the fiery beam of Fuzon
BA2.45; E85| Was a pillar of fire to Egypt
BA2.46; E85| Five hundred years wandring on earth
BA2.47; E85| Till Los siezd it and beat in a mass
BA2.48; E85| With the body of the sun.
BA3.5; E85| 2: Form'd of Ribs: that in his dark solitude
BA3.6; E85| When obscur'd in his forests fell monsters,
BA3.7; E85| Arose. For his dire Contemplations
BA3.8; E85| Rush'd down like floods from his mountains
BA3.9; E85| In torrents of mud settling thick
BA3.10; E85| With Eggs of unnatural production
BA3.11; E85| Forthwith hatching; some howl'd on his hills
BA3.12; E85| Some in vales; some aloft flew in air
BA3.20; E85| 5: First he poison'd the rocks with his blood
BA3.21; E85| Then polish'd his ribs, and his sinews
BA3.22; E85| Dried; laid them apart till winter;
BA3.23; E85| Then a Bow black prepar'd; on this Bow,
BA3.24; E85| A poisoned rock plac'd in silence:
BA3.25; E85| He utter'd these words to the Bow.
BA3.26; E86| 6: O Bow of the clouds of secresy!
BA3.27; E86| O nerve of that lust form'd monster!
BA3.28; E86| Send this rock swift, invisible thro'
BA3.29; E86| The black clouds, on the bosom of Fuzon
BA3.30; E86| 7: So saying, In torment of his wounds,
BA3.31; E86| He bent the enormous ribs slowly;
BA3.32; E86| A circle of darkness! then fixed
BA3.33; E86| The sinew in its rest: then the Rock
BA3.34; E86| Poisonous source! plac'd with art, lifting difficult
BA3.35; E86| Its weighty bulk: silent the rock lay.
BA3.39; E86| 9: Sudden sings the rock, swift & invisible
BA3.40; E86| 0n Fuzon flew, enter'd his bosom;
BA3.41; E86| His beautiful visage, his tresses,
BA3.42; E86| That gave light to the mornings of heaven
BA3.43; E86| Were smitten with darkness, deform'd
BA3.44; E86| And outstretch'd on the edge of the forest
BA3.47; E86| 1: The Globe shook; and Urizen seated
BA3.48; E86| On black clouds his sore wound anointed
BA3.49; E86| The ointment flow'd down on the void
BA3.50; E86| Mix'd with blood; here the snake gets her poison
BA3.55; E86| 3: For when Urizen shrunk away
BA3.56; E86| From Eternals, he sat on a rock
BA3.57; E86| Barren; a rock which himself
BA3.58; E86| From redounding fancies had petrified
BA3.59; E86| Many tears fell on the rock,
BA3.60; E86| Many sparks of vegetation;
BA3.61; E86| Soon shot the pained root
BA3.62; E86| Of Mystery, under his heel:
BA3.63; E86| It grew a thick tree; he wrote
BA3.64; E86| In silence his book of iron:
BA3.68; E87| 4: Amaz'd started Urizen! when
BA3.69; E87| He beheld himself compassed round
BA3.70; E87| And high roofed over with trees
BA3.71; E87| He arose but the stems stood so thick
BA3.72; E87| He with difficulty and great pain
BA3.73; E87| Brought his Books, all but the Book
BA4.11; E87| 2: For in Urizens slumbers of abstraction
BA4.12; E87| In the infinite ages of Eternity:
BA4.13; E87| When his Nerves of joy melted & flow'd
BA4.14; E87| A white Lake on the dark blue air
BA4.15; E87| In perturb'd pain and dismal torment
BA4.16; E87| Now stretching out, now swift conglobing.
BA4.17; E87| 3: Effluvia vapor'd above
BA4.18; E87| In noxious clouds; these hover'd thick
BA4.19; E87| Over the disorganiz'd Immortal,
BA4.20; E87| Till petrific pain scurfd o'er the Lakes
BA4.21; E87| As the bones of man, solid & dark
BA4.22; E87| 4: The clouds of disease hover'd wide
BA4.23; E87| Around the Immortal in torment
BA4.24; E87| Perching around the hurtling bones
BA4.25; E87| Disease on disease, shape on shape,
BA4.26; E87| Winged screaming in blood & torment.
BA4.31; E88| 6: The shapes screaming flutter'd vain
BA4.32; E88| Some combin'd into muscles & glands
BA4.33; E88| Some organs for caving and lust
BA4.34; E88| Most remain'd on the tormented void:
BA4.35; E88| Urizens army of horrors.
BA4.38; E88| 8: Wailing and terror and woe
BA4.39; E88| Ran thro' all his dismal world:
BA4.40; E88| Forty years all his sons & daughters
BA4.41; E88| Felt their skulls harden; then Asia
BA4.42; E88| Arose in the pendulous deep.
BA4.45; E88| 1: The lamenting voice of Ahania
BA4.46; E88| Weeping upon the void.
BA4.47; E88| And round the Tree of Fuzon:
BA4.48; E88| Distant in solitary night
BA4.49; E88| Her voice was heard, but no form
BA4.50; E88| Had she: but her tears from clouds
BA4.51; E88| Eternal fell round the Tree
BA4.60; E88| 4: Weeping I walk over rocks
BA4.61; E88| Over dens & thro' valleys of death
BA4.62; E88| Why didst thou despise Ahania
BA4.63; E88| To cast me from thy bright presence
BA4.64; E88| Into the World of Loneness
BA4.67; E89| His voice & bow, nor see his eyes
BA4.68; E89| And joy, nor hear his footsteps, and
BA4.69; E89| My heart leap at the lovely sound!
BA4.70; E89| I cannot kiss the place
BA4.71; E89| Whereon his bright feet have trod,
BA5.10; E89| 8: To awake my king in the morn!
BA5.11; E89| To embrace Ahanias joy
BA5.12; E89| On the bredth of his pen bosom:
BA5.13; E89| From my soft cloud of dew to fall
BA5.14; E89| In showers of life on his harvests.
BA5.19; E89| 10: When I found babes of bliss on my beds.
BA5.20; E89| And bosoms of milk in my chambers
BA5.21; E89| Fill'd with eternal seed
BA5.22; E89| O! eternal births sung round Ahania
BA5.23; E89| In interchange sweet of their joys.
BA5.24; E89| 11: Swell'd with ripeness & fat with fatness
BA5.25; E89| Bursting on winds my odors,
BA5.26; E89| My ripe figs and rich pomegranates
BA5.27; E89| In infant joy at thy feet
BA5.28; E89| O Urizen, sported and sang;
BA5.29; E89| 12: Then thou with thy lap full of seed
BA5.30; E89| With thy hand full of generous fire
BA5.31; E89| Walked forth from the clouds of morning
BA5.32; E89| On the virgins of springing joy,
BA5.33; E89| On the human soul to cast
BA5.34; E89| The seed of eternal science.
BA5.39; E90| 14: But now alone over rocks, mountains
BA5.40; E90| Cast out from thy lovely bosom:
BA5.41; E90| Cruel jealousy! selfish fear!
BA5.42; E90| Self-destroying: how can delight,
BA5.43; E90| Renew in these chains of darkness
BA5.44; E90| Where bones of beasts are strown
BA5.45; E90| On the bleak and snowy mountains
BA5.46; E90| Where bones from the birth are buried
BA5.47; E90| Before they see the light.