Rhyme of the Day

Various meanderings with a rhyme in there somewhere.

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Now that Bob Dylan
has won the Nobel,
Will Paul Simon be next?
No one can tell.

But it just occurred to me that two of his famous songs make reference to prophetic wall writing.

Early big hit:

"The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls"

And years later:

"When I think back
On all the crap I learned in high school
It's a wonder
I can think at all
And though my lack of education
Hasn't hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall"

So, was the second a reference to the first?

That was my "duh!" of the day.

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doubt it. They picked one to be cool and off-beat. They don't need another.

Well, Simon came from a Jewish background, and I like to think that somehow he was impressed by the story of Daniel at Belshazzar's feast.

O, there might be a connection between the songs. But no Nobel.

I imagine and hope that you're right about the Nobel.

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