Thursday, October 20, 2016

Won awards on different domains

                                                                                           Photo: Henryk Kotowski. 
Image: Bob Dylan at the Lida Festival 
in Stockholm (1996) (here)

Sounds of bombs smoke swirling
From choppers draftees dropped
Into an unfriendly terrain
Back home they were shocked 
Seeing clashes and killings to realize
War was not a game

Young people across the nation
Began engaging in civil disobedience
Carried the cry of the anti-war movement
Released during the build up to the Vietnam war
Earnest and straight-forward lyrics
Reputedly a protest song of all time
Where Dylan carved his name

On through the decades
Spokesman of a generation
Of a humanitarian and social movement
Won awards on different domains
Culmination until a week in recent times
Nobel recognition inducted into Hall of Fame

For Kerry's at Real Toad's 
 - it's blowing in the wind
Gayle's at d'Verse's OLN #182


  1. Indeed... if he decides it's worth coming.

  2. You gave a good account of the background to Dylan's work.

  3. Dylan sure is known far and wide and was sure able to turn the tide.

  4. Thanks Hank. I've grown more fond of Dylan through these poems.

  5. Impressive job on this tribute

  6. It never occurred to me that Dylan may not attend the ceremony but I guess that could be a possibility. Great job on your Dylan coverage, Hank.

  7. Nice run-down, Hank. Missing in action, typical for a shy person. I do hope though, that he will have a public appearance in his acceptance.

  8. I learned more about Dylan...thanks, Hank.

  9. 'Where Dylan carved his name' ~~ love that his name has been carved in many, many places (for all time.)

  10. Thanks Hank, this was an eye opener for me. I now know more about Dylan due to your excellent post.

  11. Apparently Dylan hasn't even decided if he'll even accept the award yet...perhaps even that is a "protest song" of sorts.

  12. Nice background info brought to the fro, as you poem-ed Dylan

    much love...

  13. A good tribute Hank ~ His words are inspiring ~