"The commas are an integral and essential part
of the medium: regulating the poem's verbal
density and time movement: enabling each
word to attain a fuller tonal value, and the line
movement to become more measures.”
It’s a lyric poem!
• A lyric poem is a comparatively short, non-
narrative poem in which a single speaker
presents a state of mind or an emotional
First two lines
• First, a poem must be magical,
Then musical as a sea-gull.
Following 2 lines…
• It must be a brightness moving
And hold secret a bird's flowering.
"There is beauty that is never stationary in the
poem. It gives grace with every rhyme. A poem
must gradually change from the beginning into
something more beautiful as the poem ends, like
the blossoming of flowers.
And so on…
It must be slender as a bell,
And it must hold fire as well.
A poem is not to be written full of
adjectives. A poem should have a spirit.