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poetry & song lyrics

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Poetry & Song Lyrics
Simple Poetry
Detailed Poetry
Song Lyrics
Free Verse
Free Verse is an irregular form of poetry in which the content free of traditional rules of versification, (freedom from fixed meter or rhyme).

In moving from line to line, the poet's main consideration is where to insert line breaks. Some ways of doing this include breaking the line where there is a natural pause or at a point of suspense for the reader.

Following the direction of Walt Whitman, Ezra Pound and T.S.Eliot, many modern day poets use this particular form of expression.

He broke my heart
Every piece, shattered
All I wanted was his love
Real, as he promised
True, as mine for him
But he walked away
Right in the middle of paradise
Every beat of my heart
Aches for his love
Keeping the flame aglow
I will wait by the light
Never losing the hope
God will send him back to me

Copyright © 2000 Jody Kuperavage
Below is the most popular definition, but there is more to haiku than meets the eye:

Haiku (also called nature or seasonal haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Haiku is usually written in the present tense and focuses on nature (seasons).

The 5/7/5 rule was made up for school children to understand and learn this type of poetry.
A Sonnet is a poem consisting of 14 lines (iambic pentameter) with a particular rhyming scheme:

Examples of a rhyming scheme:

#1) abab cdcd efef gg
#2) abba cddc effe gg
#3) abba abba cdcd cd

A Shakespearean (English) sonnet has three quatrains and a couplet, and rhymes abab cdcd efef gg.

Song Lyrics
A Song is an expression of a poet's personal emotions, meant to be sung. Lyrics in a song contain verses (lines that make up a song; sung poem) and a chorus (a repeating verse in a song or refrain).
Detail 1
Detail 2
Detail 3

The light in your eyes
has grown dim
with the autumn sun,
and your touch
has become dry
like that of a fallen
October leaf.

The light dies earlier
with each passing day,
and our conversations
also drift silently away
into the twilight
with only regret
clinging to our lips.

It comes to question
with the weeks that pass
whether the season
will grow ever colder
with the falling of snow,
or if the flakes will cleanse
the bitterness in our souls.

Copyright © 2006 Marie Summers

Midnight Kiss

New Year's Eve
and my unwritten poems
are tucked tightly
under their covers,
asleep in my head.
I tried waking one
with a midnight kiss,
and it sleepily revealed
several lines to me
with a deep yawn.

Come morning,
I went to pen down
the words awakened
in the fashion of a fairytale,
a masterpiece waiting
to be polished but . . .
alas, they were lost,
trapped in the beginning
of a dream titled
"Last Year."

Copyright © 2006 Marie Summers
Acrostic Poetry is where the first letter of each line spells a word, usually using the same words as in the title.
Pink cherry blossoms
Cast shimmering reflections
On seas of Japan
salt-waves caress sand
tickling my toes and heart
in their short-spun wake

warm soup in a bowl
letters of the alphabet
hang on the teaspoon
Sonnet XVIII
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
O! how much more doth beauty beauteous seem
By that sweet ornament which truth doth give.
The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour, which doth in it live.
The canker blooms have full as deep a dye
As the perfumed tincture of the roses,
Hang on such thorns, and play as wantonly
When summer's breath their masked buds discloses:
But, for their virtue only is their show,
They live unwoo'd, and unrespected fade;
Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so;
Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made:
And so of you, beauteous and lovely youth,
When that shall vade, my verse distills your truth.
Beach Boys - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
I keep looking for a place to fit in where I can speak my mind
I've been trying hard to find the people that I won't leave behind
They say, I got brains but they ain't doing me no good
I wish they could

Each time things start to happen again
I think I got something good goin' for myself
But what goes

Sometimes I feel very sad
Sometimes I feel very sad
(Can't find nothin' I can put my heart and soul into)
Sometimes I feel very sad
(Can't find nothin' I can put my heart and soul into)

I guess I just wasn't made for these times
Every time I get the inspiration to go change things around
No one wants to help me look for places where new things might be found
Where can I turn when my fair weather friends cop out, what's it all about?

Each time things start to happen again
I think I got something good goin' for myself
But what goes

Sometimes I feel very sad
Sometimes I feel very sad
(Can't find nothin' I can put my heart and soul into)
Sometimes I feel very sad
(Can't find nothin' I can put my heart and soul into)

I guess I just wasn't made for these times
I guess I just wasn't made for these times
I guess I just wasn't made for these times

Cursive - Recluse
I wake alone, in a woman's room I hardly know.
I wake alone- and pretend that I am finally home.
The room is littered with her books and notebooks.
I imagine what they say, like, 'Shoo fly, don't bother me,'

And I can hardly get myself out of her bed.
for fear of never lying in this bed again.
Oh Christ, I'm not that desperate. oh no- oh God- I am.

How'd I end up here to begin with? I don't know.
Why do I start what I can't finish?
Oh please, don't barrage me with questions to all those ugly answers.
My ego's like my stomach- it keeps shitting what I feed it.
But maybe I don't want to finish anything anymore..
maybe I can wait in bed 'til she comes home. and whispers.

"You're in my web now - I've come to wrap you up tight 'til it's time to bite down."

I wake alone in a woman's room I hardly know.
I wake alone - and pretend that I am finally home.
An Italian sonnet is composed of an octave, rhyming abbaabba, and a sestet, rhyming cdecde or cdcdcd, or in some variant pattern, but with no closing couplet.

Usually, English and Italian Sonnets have 10 syllables per line, but Italian Sonnets can also have 11 syllables per line.

French sonnets follow in this same pattern, but normally have 12 syllables per line.
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