15 abr. 2010

My interests tend to be pull me in two directions. I call these "song" and "philosophy" for short. In other words, poetry as song, poetry as part of intellectual history. Poetry is the total art, so really there is a continuum of interests between these two poles.

2 comentarios:

Andrew Shields dijo...

That sort of touches on a possible explanation as to why song lyrics don't seem like poetry to many people: with an explicit melody, the song in the poem can be felt to overwhelm its philosophy.

Although the same people probably have dozens of song lines in their heads that they philosophize about ... :-)

Thomas dijo...

It's always comforting to know we think a like, Jonathan. I call it "lyric" and "lamplight", but it's the same idea, I think.