Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, JOY, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES

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First Line: Poor souls, who think that joy is bought
Last Line: Wake me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Happiness; Life; Joy; Delight

POOR souls, who think that joy is bought
With pelf;
The bait that captures joy is joy
My joy it came mysteriously
At birth;
I give it to, not take it from
The earth.
Have pity on my enemy:
And yet again, my triumph gives
Him pain.
Come, Death, give me life's perfect end;
Take me
In my sleep, Oh Death, and do not
Wake me.

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