And Will Our Feet In Future Times (from Blake’s “And Did Those Feet In Ancient Times”)
(At the time of writing this I was not aware that the poet Simon Welsh had written an Anti-Fracking version of Jerusalem)
And will our feet in future time
walk upon England's mountains green?
Or will the earth be filled with grime
and England's waters be unclean?
Will England’s countenance so bright
survive the dark, satanic drills
when fracking wells begin to bite
and, with fracking fluid, she’s filled?
Shout out aloud; be brave and bold!
Shout out with passion and with ire!
Shout out and let the truth be told!
Shout out and by truth be inspired!
We should not cease from mental fight,
now is the time to make a stand,
before they bring the fracking blight
to England's green and pleasant land.