Lyric Poem

A short poem of song like quality that uses emotion

I Loved a Lifetime

I loved a lifetime in a year

What's left of it? A smile, a tear

I keep them safely locked away

Where the angels waltz and the poets play

So fine a thing I chanced to know

To fiercely love, though long ago

So sweet that dream that haunts me still--

Consumes my soul, and always will.

~ Mel Merrill

Why is this poem a lyrical poem?

  • Note the end ryme
  • Use of emotion
  • Song-like, it can be sung like a song
  • One stanza
  • Rythym