Describe a line that you remember from a poem or song
  • What is it?

  • What poem/song is it from?

  • How did you know about it?

  • How do yo feel about it?

I read books or listen to songs whenever I find leisure time. In fact, poems and songs are an escape from reality for me. I remember countless lines from songs that I love, but there is one line from a song that I adore the most, that says ‘I bore a flame that burned a thousand suns for you, but it died’. This line is from a song called ‘I lied’ by Lord Huron. Lord Huron is a band with a unique and diverse taste in music. The melodies they produce carry a heart-warming rhythm which makes them indelible. I absolutely love listening to their songs as such lines tug at my heartstrings.

I follow online podcasts that talk about lesser-known artists and their praiseworthy work. These podcasts introduce musicians who produce remarkable notes with distinctive song writing abilities. I came across this song while listening to one such podcast and have been in love with it ever since. Besides, I like to share songs that are underrated yet bewitching, with my friends and this is one of the most shared songs by me. 

This line is endearing to me because it makes me reminisce about the times when love made me do extreme things. It talks about a love that was strong enough to burn a thousand suns but eventually died given the circumstances that one goes through in the course of a relationship. It mirrors the harsh reality of losing passion in a relationship that was meant to last forever. I find solace in such lines as they remind me of the strength of affection I once had towards a person. 


  1. Indelible – unable to be forgotten
  2. Tug at my heart strings – to stir one’s emotions
  3. Praiseworthy – deserving approval and admiration
  4. Bewitching – enchanting or delightful
  5. Endearing – inspiring affection
  6. Reminisce – indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events
  7. Solace – comfort

Part 3 Follow Up - Questions & Answers

1. Are you good at memorizing things?

To be honest, I forget things a lot. Hence, I make a note of important days and essential items. I usually make a calendar entry for appointments and meetings which act as reminders for when I forget them.

2. Do you think children like the rhythm of songs or poems?

Yes, I believe the rhythm of a poem acts as a fun way of learning for a kid. Children love to sing songs and narrate poems in a rhythm that they are taught with. It becomes easier for them to memorise something if it rhymes and has a rhythm to it. This is one of the reasons they are introduced to songs and poems at an early age.

3. Do you think it is easier for children to learn songs or poems than adults?

I consider children to have a superior ability in learning songs and poems. Their brains function better than an average adult’s does and since kids totally concentrate on their studies, it makes it easier for them to memorise what they learn.

4. What can people learn from songs or poems?

The two major things that one can learn from poems and songs are culture and language. Listening to a foreign language song helps us improve vocabulary in that language and poems from a different region teach us the culture adopted by the people who live there.