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Thread #160763   Message #4012918
Posted By: Stringsinger
10-Oct-19 - 01:37 PM
Thread Name: Bob Dylan: Nobel laureate
Subject: RE: Bob Dylan: Nobel laureate
Bob Dylan wrote lyrics, not poetry. Lyrics were meant to be sung period.
Poetry to be read, intoned but not sung. Can you imagine any poet writing the words "Oh What A Beautiful Morning"? They'd be laughed at. Or "I Could Have Danced All Night". Yet these songs defined musical theater writing for years because they were songs, not poetry.

As to Nobel, I'm skeptical of its value. Kissinger and Obama given the Peace Prize?