As the sun illuminates the moon and the stars, so let us illumine one another... Anonymous
"Praise be to Nero's Neptune the Titanic sails at dawn And everybody's shouting
"Which side are you on?" And Ezra Pound and T.S.Eliot fighting in the captain's tower
While calypso singers laugh at them and fisherman hold flowers" - Bob Dylan
"His work has also veered purposefully into poetry. in 1966, he wrote a book of poems and prose called Tarantula. Many of the liner notes from his 1960's albums were written as epitaphs. And his songwriting is peppered with literary references. Consider, for example, these lyrics from "Desolation Row", released on 1965's Highway 61 revisited.
Professor Ricks is not the only scholar who considers Dylan a great American poet. Dylan has been nominated for a Nobel Prize in Literature every year since 1996, and the lyrics to his song "Mr. Tambourine Man" appeared in the Norton Introduction to Literature."
The Poetry of Rock: A Reflection of Human Values, The Center for Humanities Inc. N.Y.