The best lyricists are poets, albeit with a slightly different skill set. Their goal is not to make the words sing upon the page, but rather to craft lines that can be sung in real life. Like Shakespeare's plays, their couplets and stanzas are meant to be heard and not seen.
Valentine's Day will be here before you know it! So here's a sweet treat for you courtesy of Sara Teasdale, an American poet who lived from 1884-1933. Teasdale (pictured above) hailed from St.