No. 5. Day

(1961)

"Day" is the fourth song and fifth movement of Frank Lewin's song cycle Innocence and Experience, which sets seven texts of William Blake with two instrumental interludes.

Please see the entry for the cycle Innocence and Experience for more information.

Day
by William Blake


The sun arises in the East,
Cloth'd in robes of blood and gold;
Swords and spears and wrath increas'd
All around his bosom roll'd,
Crown'd with warlike fires and raging desires.


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