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Welcome. The poems on this page are primarily
                         lyric poems -- a term referring to the
                         lyre, a small harp to which ancient lyric poetry was
                         sung. Lyric poetry is still closely
                         connected to music.

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Image left: Ancient Greek vase painting of youth playing lyre, courtesy New York Metropolitan Museum and Encyclopaedia Romana.