By L.M. Young
The Lyre Effect is group who uses the process of putting poetry to music. I have to admit I was pleased with the sound of the Lyre Effect. It is, after all is not such a novel idea, we have been putting poetry to music for centuries. I enjoy the flow and the way the arrangement sets up the authentic rhythm of the poem. And while I do find it to be a little more like the poetry readings at an artsy or cultural club; I did find it inviting.
This obviously is not for everyone. There are those among us, who do not enjoy poetry, put to music or not. For those individuals I would simply suggest giving it a try and see if maybe it strikes a chord in you. After all you are only using about 3 minutes of your time and if you do enjoy it you have begun widening your horizons.
While I would not call this weird, I would definitely term it as unique. For myself, personally, this type of music/prose is exactly the premise in which rap music was based on originally. I find it welcoming. I think that giving poetry a melodic flow is pure genius, in that it combines the music world with those poets who may have flown under the radar. I think this idea is one that will take wings and lift off. What do you think?
~~ From my heart to yours