Creative listening: Poetic approaches to music

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A selective survey of poems inspired by specific pieces of music reveals a variety of poetic techniques that communicate the perceptions of notably creative listeners. The attentive reader of such poetry may discover a distinctive layer of poetic meaning, a fresh perspective on the musical work in question, and a new appreciation for the intersections between music and poetry.

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Kreiling J.L. (2010). Creative listening: Poetic approaches to music. Mosaic, 43(1), 23-39.