London 2012: Olympics opening ceremony details revealed – “Green And Pleasant”

The Olympic Stadium will be transformed into the “British countryside” for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Games on 27 July. The “Green and Pleasant” theme is a line taken from William Blake’s 1808 poem, “And did those feet in ancient time”, from a collection of writings known as the Prophetic Books. It is best known today as the anthem “Jerusalem”.
The poem was inspired by the apocryphal story that a young Jesus, accompanied by his uncle Joseph of Arimathea, travelled to the area that is now England and visited Glastonbury during Jesus’ lost years.
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