M. Sarki's Reviews > Lyrics: 1962-2001

Lyrics by Bob Dylan
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Mar 29, 2012

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Recommended for: serious songwriters
Read from March 19 to 29, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 1

I was hoping to learn a little bit more about Dylan and how he went about his business of writing song lyrics by reading them myself. Much has been said about Bob Dylan "The Poet", but nobody has really said he isn't, until me. Yes, Bobby can rhyme. He can write great lyrics. But he is not a great poet. I am not concerned what the experts have to say on this matter regarding the merits of his poetry. I am telling you, stick to Wallace Stevens, Emily Dickinson, Jack Gilbert, or me, if what you need is an authentic poem. If a good rhyme is all you need, and you want to call that poetry, then I say stick with Dr. Seuss.
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