blake was born in Soho, London, not Lambeth. Also, it's gods, not god. He was big with Greek and Roman(not sure if there were more) mythology............
Whether on Ida's shady brow
Or in the chambers of the East,
The chambers of the Sun, that now
From ancient melody have ceased;
Whether in heaven ye wander fair,
Or in the green corners of the earth,
Or in the blue regions of the air
Where the melodious winds have birth;
Whether on crystal rocks ye rove,
Beneath the bosom of the sea,
(btw, does anyone know what this line means?)
Wandering in many a coral grove;
Fair Nine forsaking Poetry;
How have you left the ancient love
That bards of old enjoy'd in you!
Tha languid strings do scarcely move,
The sound is force, the notes are few.
at first i thought the poem was about the earth, but then i looked up Fair Nine and it talked about the Nine "fair" Greek Muses. then i realized that this whole poem was all about greek mythology
Blake's poetry is very complicated.......it takes a while to dissect and understand what he is saying