Songs of Innocence/Infant Joy

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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!

This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.