The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19577   Message #200731
Posted By: M. Ted (inactive)
24-Mar-00 - 11:39 AM
Thread Name: Song writing questions
Subject: RE: Song writing questions
Homeless!!! Robert Frost to "The Saint Go Marching In!!! That is the most wonderful thing--you have a gift!!!

I am serious, too!!! I will never read or hear that poem again without hearing it to that melody, and neither will anyone else who sees your post--

The goal of the artist, what ever the medium, is to convey a vision that transforms the way the world sees things--and you did it, in posting that one thought, just as surely as if you had wrapped the Washington Monument in illuminated scaffolding!!!!

I am honored that you would ask me for references on poets--your little effort above reminds me of Milton's Paradise Lost though he is a little hard to understand, at least initially--

I have been reading Ezra Pound (sorry, I can't find the pages with just his poetry, but if you plug his name into a search engine, you will find a lot--he is now regarded as one of the greatest poets of the 20th century) lately, but he is also kind of difficult to understand, but I've also been reading William Butler Yeats and Harte Crane check them out--poetry is easy to read on the internet for some reason--and enjoy!!