'Birdsong' by Sophie Andersen‘Lyric’s Breath’ by John Robinson The Society January 27, 2017 Beauty, Poetry “This foyer of the spirit is the seat of a sovereign.” – Anca Rosu The lyric lures release of thought, emotive creation, human-made; a breath-carved essence in one’s idea, the living word in phrases drawn, life’s lost thoughts of ages gone, words old as grass or dreams. Emotion’s measure from platted lungs conveys the deep of human conjuring, resides in space barely fit for breath, like faintest tones of elusive song. This breath, lyric’s breath escapes, croons in the long-lauded light of mind; rough words from stubborn-thought things, these rare and living artifacts, we find. John Timothy Robinson is a traditional citizen and graduate of the Marshall University Creative Writing program in Huntington, West Virginia with a Regent’s Degree. He has an interest in Critical Theory of poetry and American Formalism. John is also a twelve-year educator for Mason County Schools in Mason County, WV. Past and forthcoming work; Blue Collar Review, Kestrel, California Quarterly, Ship of Fools, Floyd County Moonshine, Wild Violet Magazine, POEM, Ibbetson Street Press, The Iconoclast and Pulsar Poetry Magazine. 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new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.