Song lyrics are not the same as poetry, it’s true. They are different art forms. But occasionally you stumble across some lyrics that are particularity poetic. They strike a visual scene update hearing them and you revel in the cacophony of the words themselves, separate from the music. In fact, I think that when Justin Vernon wrote the lyrics to the single “33 “GOD”” for Bon Iver’s new album 22, A Million, he was feeling particularly literary; drawing references to a classic novel that is in itself, rife with poetry. Here’s just a taste of those lyrics.