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What is a Lyric?

A Lyric is a poem that expresses personal and emotional feelings.

An example of a Lyric poem

It was in June you passed me by
It was in June you caught my eye
Soon we were meeting both day and night
The days suddenly seemed filled with light
It was all so sudden, a short tryst I thought
But your heart and soul it seemed I had caught

No, there are no regrets since you walked my way
No, there are no regrets since we met that day

Those cheesy walks along the beach still fill my mind
Those cheesy lines you always managed to find
Only you could get away with such things
But happiness and joy you seemed to bring
A holiday in the sun went by in a dream
Moving in seemed the logical thing

No, there are no regrets since you walked my way
No, there are no regrets since we met that day

Who would have known what lay behind the door
Who would have thought we would soon be no more
When you departed you left a hole too big to fill
Even after these many years I miss you still
Although I have moved on, I still feel you near
Sending me your best, and filling me with cheer

No, there are no regrets since you walked my way
No, there are no regrets since we met that day

Why don't you try writing a Lyric poem and enter it into one of our poetry competitions.

For information on poetry types other than a Lyric visit our poetry glossary – poetry types.

Poetry Types

Acrostic Epigram Lyric Shakespearean Sonnet
Ballad Free verse Ottava rima Sonnet
Ballade Haiku Pantoum Tanka Poem
Blank verse Horatian Ode Pindaric Ode Terza rima
Cinquain Irregular Ode Riddle Tetractys
Diamante Kennings Rondeau Triolet
Echo Verse Kyrielle Senryu Tyburn
Epic Limerick Shape Poem  
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