Infant Joy – A poem by William Blake with Recording

Blake_Infant_Joy_Copy_AA_25Infant Joy is a beautiful poem by William Blake from his collection of poems that he illustrated himself in 1789 called, "Songs of Innocence". Here you can see his lovely illustration and listen to the poem while you read along…

MP3 Recording of Infant Joy

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!

William Blake, 1789

Image: William Blake’s hand painted print of "Infant Joy". This copy was printed and painted in 1826.

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