Infant Joy

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Songs of Innocence by William Blake
Infant Joy
This poem was published in Songs of Innocence in 1789.
Plate: Infant Joy

‘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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