Lyric Poems

Lyric poems are musical and usually about an emotion. It is usually spoken in the present tense. These poems also have a specific type of rhyme scheme. This type of poem started in Greece. They used this poems to express their feelings and emotions. It was also popular in China and in Rome.

Italian Sonnet

Turn back the heart you've turned away
Give back your kissing breath
Leave not my love as you have left
The broken hearts of yesterday
But wait, be still, don't lose this way
Affection now, for what you guess
May be something more, could be less
Accept my love, live for today.

James DeFord