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Poetry and Lyrics

Are lyrics poetry? Billy Collins says not.

I can think of a songwriter or two who would take umbrage with that. 

I'm not sure it's all that clear cut, and it doesn't seem that The Book Bench is, either.

I must say that I think there are some song lyrics that are far more poetic than some poems I've seen published. I'm firmly setting myself in the grey area on this one, and I think anything else would be kind of silly. 

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