poet-singer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n poet-singer a singer of folk songs
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Quotations

  • Bodenstedt
    Bodenstedt
    “To banish cares, scare away sorrow and soothe pain is the business of the poet and singer.”

Usage

In literature:

They've a lot of great actors, and a few singers, and there never was a sweeter poet than one of theirs.
"Freckles" by Gene Stratton-Porter
High and low the poets tried for that note, and the singer was nearly always to be a maid and crazed for love.
"Essays" by Alice Meynell
Enter Dancers, Singers and Poet Laureate.
"Lucky Pehr" by August Strindberg
Cornelius sang like a would-be singer, a song written by a would-be poet, and set by a would-be musician.
"Weighed and Wanting" by George MacDonald
No; the most popular poet in England is the sweet singer of Israel.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
I never would have gone, father, if you and mother had not said that I was a singer and a poet.
"My First Cruise" by W.H.G. Kingston
Out at Vallambrosa and Fiesole, where the leaves fall, there were Courts of Love where poets chanted their lays and singers sang.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
Was not its poet Enclos earliest among the Greek prophetic singers?
"The Royal Pawn of Venice" by Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull
With Notes, by SAMUEL WELLER SINGER, and a Life of the Poet, by CHARLES SYMMONS, D.D.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
And in those days there were poets to praise Ireland, and singers to sing her songs.
"The Irish Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
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In poetry:

One exception! for the poet,
For the singer, shall have wings;
He the gates of Heav'n shall enter,
Highest of created things.
"The Creation Of Man" by Morris Rosenfeld
Mute evermore the magic echoes,
That ne'er shall wonders more reveal,
The Poet's home is dark and narrow--
Upon the Singer's lips a seal.
"On The Death Of Pushkin" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
Two poets were born where the skies were fair,
To live in the land thereafter;
And one was a singer of sorrow and care,
And one was a bard of laughter.
"The Two Poets" by Henry Lawson
The priests within the prophecy convey'd,
The singers tunes to join his anthem made.
Here and attend the words. And holy thou
That help'd the prophet, help the Poet now.
"Habakkuk" by Thomas Parnell
The singers do not beget—only the POET begets;
The singers are welcom'd, understood, appear often enough—but rare
has the day been, likewise the spot, of the birth of the maker
of poems, the Answerer,
"The Indications" by Walt Whitman
Leader, poet, singer, artist, who have struggled long and won,
Though the climbing is behind you, now the battle has begun,
Shut your ears unto the empty parrot phrases of the town,
Shun the hand-grips of your rivals, they can only drag you down.
"They Can Only Drag You Down" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Not so many years ago, guitarist, singer, songwriter, Tulane philosophy graduate and enthusiastic nightlife participant Alex McMurray answered to the designation "New Orleans' barstool poet laureate".
A talented Saudi poet, Hissa Hilal , has become the breakout star of the popular game show Million's Poet –Abu Dhabi's version of American Idol, but featuring poets instead of singers.
The biopic about South American singer and poet Violeta Parra won the World Cinema Dramatic Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
Grammy award-winning singer, actress, poet, author, and philanthropist Jill Scott is perhaps best known for her inspirational and seductive lyrics.
Poet, singer, songwriter, Gene Keller celebrates the release of his new book, Tongue-tied to the Border, featuring 44 years of work on the theme of the border.
Singer and songwriter Natalie Merchant sets poetry to music in her newest studio album, looking at childhood through the works of poets such as E.E.
English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and famous soul singer Percy Sledge.
The poet , composer and singer founded UniVerse of Poetry .
Rapper, singer and poet Mos Def performed at the the Moose's Tooth 15th anniversary party on Thursday, August 25, 2011 MARC LESTER / ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS Buy Photo.
Born April 30, 1933) is an American country music singer-songwriter, as well as an author, poet, actor, and activist.
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