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5 Poems (or are they lyrics?) to ring out National Poetry Month

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National Poetry Month may be drawing to a close, but chances are, you’ve been enjoying poetry without even knowing it. While you may not have actually cracked open a book of poems (and why not try it right now—there’s still time!), you’ve probably been listening to poetry set to popular music, a custom that’s been handed down since the days of traditional folk music. Take these five pieces. Are they poems or lyrics to songs? Can you tell? The answers are below… 1) Through the mad mystic hammering of the wild ripping hail, the sky cracked its poems in naked wonder…   2) “Why do I love you, Sir? Because—the wind does not require the grass to answer…”   3)…

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