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Title; E84|        THE BOOK of AHANIA   t209

BAcolophon; E84|        LAMBETH Printed by W Blake 1795

BA2;   E84|        AHANIA
BA2;   E84|        Chap: Ist

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

BA2.20; E84|        4: Oppos'd to the exulting flam'd beam
BA2.21; E84|        The broad Disk of Urizen upheav'd
BA2.22; E84|        Across the Void many a mile.

BA2.23; E84|        5: It was forg'd in mills where the winter
BA2.24; E84|        Beats incessant; ten winters the disk
BA2.25; E84|        Unremitting endur'd the cold hammer.

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,

BA2.35; E85|        Kissing her and weeping over her;
BA2.36; E85|        Then hid her in darkness in silence;
BA2.37; E85|        Jealous tho' she was invisible.

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;   E85|        Chap: II:d

BA3.1;   E85|        1: But the forehead of Urizen gathering,
BA3.2;   E85|        And his eyes pale with anguish, his lips
BA3.3;   E85|        Blue & changing; in tears and bitter
BA3.4;   E85|        Contrition he prepar'd his Bow,

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

BA3.13; E85|        3: Of these: an enormous dread Serpent
BA3.14; E85|        Scaled and poisonous horned
BA3.15; E85|        Approach'd Urizen even to his knees
BA3.16; E85|        As he sat on his dark rooted Oak.

BA3.17; E85|        4: With his horns he push'd furious.
BA3.18; E85|        Great the conflict & great the jealousy
BA3.19; E85|        In cold poisons: but Urizen smote him

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.

BA3.36; E86|        8: While Fuzon his tygers unloosing
BA3.37; E86|        Thought Urizen slain by his wrath.
BA3.38; E86|        I am God. said he, eldest of things!

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

BA3.45; E86|        10: But the rock fell upon the Earth,
BA3.46; E86|        Mount Sinai, in Arabia.

BA3;   E86|        Chap: III:

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

BA3.51; E86|        2: With difficulty & great pain; Urizen
BA3.52; E86|        Lifted on high the dead corse:
BA3.53; E86|        On his shoulders he bore it to where
BA3.54; E86|        A Tree hung over the Immensity

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:

BA3.65; E87|        Till the horrid plant bending its boughs
BA3.66; E87|        Grew to roots when it felt the earth
BA3.67; E87|        And again sprung to many a tree.

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

BA4.1;   E87|        Of iron, from the dismal shade

BA4.2;   E87|        5: The Tree still grows over the Void
BA4.3;   E87|        Enrooting itself all around
BA4.4;   E87|        An endless labyrinth of woe!

BA4.5;   E87|        6: The corse of his first begotten
BA4.6;   E87|        On the accursed Tree of MYSTERY:
BA4.7;   E87|        On the topmost stem of this Tree
BA4.8;   E87|        Urizen nail'd Fuzons corse.

BA4;   E87|        Chap: IV:

BA4.9;   E87|        1: Forth flew the arrows of pestilence
BA4.10; E87|        Round the pale living Corse on the tree

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.

BA4.27; E87|        5: The Eternal Prophet beat on his anvils
BA4.28; E87|        Enrag'd in the desolate darkness

BA4.29; E88|        He forg'd nets of iron around
BA4.30; E88|        And Los threw them around the bones

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.

BA4.36; E88|        7: Round the pale living Corse on the Tree
BA4.37; E88|        Forty years flew the arrows of pestilence

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.

BA4.43; E88|        9: They reptilize upon the Earth.

BA4.44; E88|        10: Fuzon groand on the Tree.

BA4;   E88|        Chap: V

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

BA4.52; E88|        2: And the voice cried: Ah Urizen! Love!
BA4.53; E88|        Flower of morning! I weep on the verge
BA4.54; E88|        Of Non-entity; how wide the Abyss
BA4.55; E88|        Between Ahania and thee!

BA4.56; E88|        3: I lie on the verge of the deep.
BA4.57; E88|        I see thy dark clouds ascend,
BA4.58; E88|        I see thy black forests and floods,
BA4.59; E88|        A horrible waste to my eyes!

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

BA4.65; E88|        5: I cannot touch his hand:
BA4.66; E88|        Nor weep on his knees, nor hear

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,

BA5.1;   E89|        But I wander on the rocks
BA5.2;   E89|        With hard necessity.

BA5.3;   E89|        6: Where is my golden palace
BA5.4;   E89|        Where my ivory bed
BA5.5;   E89|        Where the joy of my morning hour
BA5.6;   E89|        Where the sons of eternity, singing

BA5.7;   E89|        7: To awake bright Urizen my king!
BA5.8;   E89|        To arise to the mountain sport,
BA5.9;   E89|        To the bliss of eternal valleys:

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.

BA5.15; E89|        9: When he gave my happy soul
BA5.16; E89|        To the sons of eternal joy:
BA5.17; E89|        When he took the daughters of life.
BA5.18; E89|        Into my chambers of love:

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.

BA5.35; E89|        13: The sweat poured down thy temples
BA5.36; E89|        To Ahania return'd in evening

BA5.37; E90|        The moisture awoke to birth
BA5.38; E90|        My mothers-joys, sleeping in bliss.

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.

BA5.48; E90|        FINIS


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