Poems and Songs is a collection of the lyrical poems of Bjørnson. Bjørnson's lyrical poetry is many-faceted. Among its common features are spontaneity, immediate impact and appeal, simple, unconventional expressive imagery, and a rich variety of rhythmic and musical presentation. Both thematically and formally it is richly nuanced. It embraces love poems and descriptions of nature, historical ballads, patriotic poems, as well as political battle songs.