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Poems about Music
Selected by Billy Merrell

A selection of poems that reference music, musical instruments, specific musicians, or the love of sound. You can suggest poems for me to add to this notebook by emailing me at

A selection of poems that reference music.
• Hymn to God, My God, in My Sickness by John Donne
• The Supremes by Mark Jarman
• Lost Fugue for Chet by Lynda Hull
• The Guitar by Federico Garcνa Lorca
• The Day Duke Raised: May 24th, 1974 by Quincy Troupe
• Leadbelly by E. M. Schorb
• Latin & Soul by Victor Hernαndez Cruz
• Go Greyhound by Bob Hicok
• Lullaby in Blue by Betsy Sholl
• The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes
• Passing Through Albuquerque by John Balaban
• Honky Tonk in Cleveland, Ohio by Carl Sandburg
• Interlude: Still Still by Robin Behn
• Ludwig Van Beethoven's Return to Vienna by Rita Dove
• On 52nd Street by Philip Levine
• A Musical Instrument by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
• War Music [Down on your knees, Achilles] by Christopher Logue
• The Last Evening by Steven Kronen
• Piano by D. H. Lawrence
• The Owl and the Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear
• The Waltz We Were Born For by Walt McDonald
• Water Music by Robert Creeley
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