JOY POEMS

Joy
Though joy is better than sorrow joy is not great;
Peace is great, strength is great.
Not for joy the stars burn, not for joy the vulture
Spreads her gray sails on the air
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Robinson Jeffers

Joy
Let a joy keep you.
Reach out your hands
And take it when it runs by,
As the Apache dancer
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Carl Sandburg

Joy, Shipmate, Joy!
Joy! shipmate--joy!
(Pleas'd to my Soul at death I cry;)
Our life is closed--our life begins;
The long, long anchorage we leave,
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Walt Whitman

Yesterday and Tomorrow
JOYS have three stages, Hoping, Having, and Had:
The hands of Hope are empty, and the heart of Having is sad;
For the joy we take, in the taking dies; and the joy we Had is its ghost.
Now, which is the betterâ??the joy unknown or the joy we have clasped and lost?
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John Boyle O'Reilly

Infant Joy
I have no name
I am but two days old.-
What shall I call thee?
I happy am
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William Blake

A Greeting
IF every day of yours were fine
And every sky of yours were blue,
You couldn't know such joy of mine,
The joy o' being friend to you.
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Edgar Albert Guest

Joy And Sorrow Chapter Viii
Then a woman said, "Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow."

And he answered:

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Khalil Gibran

Joy And Pleasure
Now, joy is born of parents poor,
And pleasure of our richer kind;
Though pleasure's free, she cannot sing
As sweet a song as joy confined.
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William Henry Davies

The Nightingale
When grass grows green, and fresh leaves spring,
And flowers are budding on the plain,
When nightingales so sweetly sing,
And through the greenwood swells the strain,
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Bernard de Ventadorn

To Joy
Lo, I am happy, for my eyes have seen
Joy glowing here before me, face to face;
His wings were arched above me for a space,
I kissed his lips, no bitter came between.
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Sara Teasdale

Joy To The World (Psalm 98 of David)
Joy to the world! The Lord is come:
Let earth receive her King,
Let every heart prepare him room,
And heaven and nature sing.
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Isaac Watts

A Love Song
My love it should be silent, being deep-
And being very peaceful should be still-
Still as the utmost depths of ocean keep-
Serenely silent as some mighty hill.
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Theodosia Garrison

Tis so much joy! ’Tis so much joy!
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'Tis so much joy! 'Tis so much joy!
If I should fail, what poverty!
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Emily Dickinson

Joy That's Half Too Keen, And True
Joy that's half too keen, and true,
Makes us tears.
Oh! the sweetness of the tears!
If such joy at hand appears,
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Augusta Davies Webster

The Best Friend
Now shall I walk
Or shall I ride?
"Ride", Pleasure said;
"Walk", Joy replied.
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William Henry Davies

Hymn 101
Joy in heaven for a repenting sinner.

Luke 15:7,10.

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Isaac Watts

The Answer
When I go back to earth
And all my joyous body
Puts off the red and white
That once had been so proud,
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Sara Teasdale

The Joy Of The Lord Is Your Strength
Joy is a fruit that will not grow
In nature's barren foil;
All we can boast, till Christ we know,
Is vanity and toil.
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John Newton

The Ascetic
The Narrow, thorny path he trod.
â??Enter into My joy,â? said God.
The sad ascetic shook his head;
â??Iâ??ve lost all taste for joy,â? he said.
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Victor James Daley

Sadness And Joy
I pray you, Sadness, leave me soon,
In sweet invention thou art poor!
Thy sister, Joy can make ten songs
While thou art making four.
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William Henry Davies

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