lyrical poems

Homer to Gluck: First Lines

by Sarah Foil Poetry and Poetics
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Our twitter and tumblr followers shared their favorite first lines of poetry.

“Fractured at a Touch:” More on Abstract and Concrete

by Joe Weil Language
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We are always towards an abstraction, one way or the other, but the use of detail, how we emphasize or mute, or play with an image is at the heart of contemporary poetics.

A Thing with Feathers: Concrete and Abstract

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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We have seven hues, a silver gyre, seven swords of vision, and a prophet’s flaming tyre. Beats me as to what Campbell means, but almost all lyrical poems contain such moments of high gibberish.

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