‘Why Did Lyric Poetry Die’ by Robert King The Society August 14, 2015 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 2 Comments Why did lyric poetry die? ‘Cause caterpillars cannot fly And no longer morph to butterflies Pegasus now has lost his wings To logic, not to lyric, clings Concerned solely with words’ meanings Can lyric poetry be restored? Not unless we hear the words They’ll make beauty as they find their form. Robert King is a retired lawyer and poet living in California. Feature Image: “Tempest” by Kerry Nelson. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) 2 Responses james sale August 15, 2015 Great poetry from Robert – love the skill in the rhymes of this piece. Reply Ruth August 18, 2015 What a message resonating from these words. Bravo, Mr. King!!! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.