Congratulations to Bob Dylan for winning the Nobel Prize in Literature! I remember saying in an English class (1980s) that Bob Dylan was the greatest poet of our time. Not only the class, but also the instructor, laughed at me. I’ve never changed my opinion. He set my life path when I was 15 years old and I’ve never regretted it!
Many of his songs seem to have arisen from literature. I noticed that A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall is a lot like the old Irish The Destruction of Da Derga’s Hostel. There is the repetition of “what did you see” and other elements of heroic folklore and folk music.
Literature comes in many forms and nothing is greater than the traveling bard singing the poem…
(c) 2016 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)