Friday, November 11, 2011

The Times They Are A-Changin'

I was discussing the merits of Bob Dylan as a poet with a colleague the other day. I already knew most of Dylan's famous lyrics, of course, but sometimes when you see them on paper (or on a screen) it makes you see them anew.

One of the qualities of a great poet is the timelessness of the words. With that, I'll leave you with a verse of The Times They Are A-Changin', and ask that you ponder how it's stood the test of time relative to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Oh, and do yourself a favor and listen to the song, too.

Come senators, congressman
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he who gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I actually linked this song to my blog about a year ago around this time, right after Klein announced his resignation.