Joy

(1995)

"Joy" is the tenth and final song in Ricky Ian Gordon's Genius Child song cycle.

Joy

Joy
by Langston Hughes


I went to look for Joy,
Slim, dancing Joy,
Gay, laughing Joy,
Bright-eyed Joy--
And I found her
Driving the butcher's cart
In the arms of the butcher boy!
Such company, such company,
As keeps this young nymph, Joy!


--The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, p. 63


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