Wednesday, 11 January 2012

William Blake's 'Infant Joy' (1789) for "Skellig"

For those reading Skellig by David Almond, this illustrated poem by William Blake is significant.  Spot the angel in the picture:

"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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