All the Lonely Hearts: Poetry Inspired by Music by Ella RyePoetry
Has given me a reason
A reason to be
It comes in many forms. One of those can be music. Be it the melody, or the story it’s trying to tell.
All the Lonely Hearts is an exploration of inspiration. Be it the melody, the story, or even a word. Ella Rye brings these two worlds crashing together. Each poem is inspired by a song.
All the Lonely Hearts is a collection of Free Verse Poetry.
The poems on this page are all about music and how music makes us feel. We all appreciate and enjoy listening to our favourite types of music. Often times, music takes us to a different world, where we forget about all our real world problems. We often remember the lyrics to our favourite songs, and we get excited whenever we hear them on the radio or on our mp3 players. The first poem is meant to be a short rhyming one that talks about what music means to us in a very general sense.
It is a linguistically based study of rythmic structures, and of the nature of rhythm, in the free verse of T. Eliot, Robert Lowell, and James Wright. It was written for accessibility to readers who, although not necessarily specialists in linguistic poetics, have some knowledge of language and poetry. The book begins with an examination of rhythm in language as a whole, and of rhythm as a basic mental structure. This discussion touches on concepts from metrical phonology, acoustic phonetics, Russian Formalist and New Critical ideas of rhythm and meter, and music theory. Although the book focuses on these three writers, other poets are considered—notably Jimmy Santiago Baca, Denise Levertov, and Etheridge Knight—in order to illustrate the way different dialects use different intonation patterns for poetic effect. The book also contextualizes contemporary poems with brief comparisons to work from previous centuries.
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A Poem about Music and Love
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Here are ten of the best poems about music, song, dance, instruments, and the like. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 8. Why are you sad when you hear music, he asks? Since you yourself are as beautiful and harmonious as music, why are you sad when you hear actual music? This is wrong, Shakespeare goes on to argue, because sweet things should be in agreement with other sweet things, joyful things with other joyful things — and since you and music are both beautiful, it is wrong that you should be made sad by music. Music can put us in touch with the past — our deep past, as Walter de la Mare suggests in this short poem. Music makes the lovely things in the world even lovelier, and connects us to the spiritual and numinous aspects of the world.