Now shall I walk

Or shall I ride?

“Ride”, Pleasure said;

‘Walk”, Joy replied.


Now what shall I-

Stay home or roam?

“Roam”, Pleasure said;

And Joy-“stay home”


Now shall I dance,

Or sit for dreams?

“Sit”, answers Joy;

“Dance”, Pleasure screams.


Which of ye two

Will kindest be?

Pleasure laughed sweet,

But Joy kissed me.