Riley Love Lyrics

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Donnie
Donnie
3 months ago

A great post! 😀 I’ve never really read anything by Riley, though I’m familiar with the name. The first two poems seem like descriptions of situations without any resolution—kind of like a moment caught in time. They seem unusual in that way. The dialect sounds a great deal like the old-fashioned Appalachian speech. Obviously Riley was thoroughly familiar with it and does a good job transcribing it, though you have to puzzle a little over a word here and there. He seems to struggle a little bit sometimes with rhythm and with rhyming (history / etcetery—? lol) Good analysis of… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by Donnie