I hear you. There is some especially fine free verse/unrhymed poetry out there for sure...but a song almost always thrives on the rhymes (and generally a repeating chorus)--In any event I would not wish a life without music and lyrics. Regardless of mood, I am always lifted up by a good song!--Karenina
Love your sharing today, a real ode to the poet and its creation:"So, clear your voice and sing along-
And thank the poet who wrote the song. Thank you for sharing and good luck with your writings, Mr. Poet:)
I agree with you, Jay. Poetry needs rhyme. But you know what? Rhymed poems are not what publishers want today. They want free verse. They just aren't interested in rhymed lines. Sad, but true.
I think every tune you've ever heard on the radio rhymes. Maybe music needs rhyme. The Bobbsey Twins! Remember them? There were 79 stories, I think, written between 1904 and 1979.
Yes, your sonnet is true. All songs are poetry and their words and music work together for the beauty and the meanin of it. We should always thankful for beautiful music.
Keep writing and stay healthy.
I completely agree with you, poetry has to rhyme. Ask all the long gone poets that we still read today. All wrote rhyming poetry. I wonder what they would think of free verse. I enjoy your well written poetry, it is the way children learn, too. When it rhymes, they can remember it more. I know I do. Well done, Jaybird, another beautiful poem. :)) Sandra