Infant Joy

William Blake 1757 (Soho) – 1827 (London)



'I have no name;
 I am but two days old.'
 What shall I call thee?
 'I happy am,
 Joy is my name.'
 Sweet joy befall thee!
 
 Pretty joy!
 Sweet joy, but two days old.
 Sweet Joy I call thee:
 Thou dost smile,
 I sing the while;
 Sweet joy befall thee!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Words 54
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 6, 6

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