William Blake

Joy is my name

"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!
~ Wm Blake

To see a World in a Grain of Sand

To see a World in a Grain of Sand, And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, And Eternity in an hour.

~ William Blake
The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake
By William Blake, David V. Erdman, Harold Bloom, William Golding

Love seeketh not itself to please

Love seeketh not itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care,
But for another gives its ease,
And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.

~ William Blake

To learn to bear the beams of Love

We are placed on this earth for a little space of
time to learn to bear the beams of Love.

~ William Blake

Joy and woe are woven fine

Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine,
Under every grief and pine,
Runs a joy with silken twine.
It is right it should be so,
We were made for joy and woe,
And when this we rightly know,
Through the world we safely go.

~ by William Blake

We are made for joy and woe

Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine;
Under every grief and pine
Runs a joy with silken twine.
It is right it should be so;
We are made for joy and woe;
And when this we rightly know,
Through the world we safely go.

~ William Blake
The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake
By William Blake, David V. Erdman, Harold Bloom, William Golding

To see a world in a grain of sand

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flow,
Hold Infinity in the palms of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

~ "Auguries of Innocence" by William Blake
Auguries of Innocence and Other Lyric Poems
By William Blake, Will Jonson

Joy is my name

"I have no name:
I am but two days old."
What shall I call thee?
"Joy is my name."
Sweet joy befall thee!

~ William Blake
The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake
By William Blake, David V. Erdman, Harold Bloom, William Golding
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