Examples Of Lyric Poetry

    lyric poetry
  • a short poem with one speaker (not necessarily the poet) who expresses thought and feeling. Though it is sometimes used only for a brief poem about feeling (like the sonnet).
  • In Ancient Greece, the lyric was a poem between 20 and 50 lines used to describe the feelings and thoughts of the poet. Lyric poetry now describes many variations of fixed and free verse, but is most often associated with music lyrics. Learn more about Lyric Poetry.
  • Lyric poetry is usually a form of poetry with rhyming schemes that express personal and emotional feelings. Lyric poems do not have to rhyme, and do not need to be set to music or a beat.
  • A person or thing regarded in terms of their fitness to be imitated or the likelihood of their being imitated
  • A printed or written problem or exercise designed to illustrate a rule
  • (example) exemplar: something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"
  • (example) an item of information that is typical of a class or group; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"
  • (example) model: a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
  • A thing characteristic of its kind or illustrating a general rule
examples of lyric poetry
The Edge of Paradise
The Edge of Paradise
Our lives are lived along a line One side of which is paradise And the other an unknown place Where all symmetry is lost Myths and legends from a distant past Show us in example the way to tread To keep us on this path of life Until our time to cross But during life we come to learn That paradise is just a word That changes meaning by experience But some may never reach this place If to think too hard we should then stray from that lesson we must learn It may just bring us to the edge And then at the wrong time we would cross To be then lost in some dark place Unknowing and unknown In a void where there is no light and without a life So with hope in your heart Stay close to the line To be sure that Paradise Will one day be thine Note: this is saying that the place we have come to know as paradise is really a ‘hope’ that keeps us on our path in life, that to give up on this hope is to accept that there is nothing, our eyes close for the last time and we stop…so do not give up that hope !! Poem: Richard Walker 28 June 2008 Image: Volcano Sundown by my late son Chris J Walker taken in Indonesia
Still A Blackbird Sings
Still A Blackbird Sings
At the rising of the sun And at the closing of the day After heartache and sorrow After joy and after pain When all hope seems lost And your way is not found Still the Blackbird sings When the storm of life is raging And our trials are laid before us When in grief our hearts are breaking And the days before us lie in darkness When friends no longer call you And no laughter can be heard Still a Blackbird sings Its song of hope is on the wind And into your mind it seeps To become a beacon To redress the drift And bring peace into our life So move a step away from darkness And listen to its song Note: Sometimes in our lives it is necessary to become aware of the natural way, look for the examples that surround you and take them in for the betterment of our souls. After the death of my son I discovered that no matter how dreadful I felt, the world still went on, and the Blackbird still sang its song ! Poem: Richard Walker 06 Sept 2008 Image: Courtesy of 'Planet SHHH'