Infant Joy

Original Text: 
William Blake, Songs of Innocence (1789). Blake's Illuminated Books, ed. David Bindman (Princeton, NJ: William Blake Trust; London: Tate Gallery, 1991-). See Vol. 2. PR 4142 B46 1991 ROBA.
1"I have no name:
2I am but two days old."
3What shall I call thee?
4"I happy am,
5Joy is my name."
6Sweet joy befall thee!
7Pretty joy!
8Sweet joy but two days old,
9Sweet joy I call thee:
10Thou dost smile,
11I sing the while,
12Sweet joy befall thee!
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Northrop Frye
RPO Edition: 
3RP 2.277.