My wife and I saw him in concert this March at the Township in Columbia, SC. It was a good venue. He only did one old song, opening with "Watching the River Flow." That was a little disappointing, but we did not want to miss an opportunity to see a living legend. "Rough and Rowdy Ways", the most recent album, dominated.
In high school, some of us tried to convince our teachers that Dylan was a poet. We had no success, but neither did they convince us that Dylan was not a poet. What has come out since is that Dylan has a vast knowledge of music and literature. The Sirius XM show of his, "Theme Time Radio" is the perfect forum for him.
He is enigmatic and confuses at times even his friends. wish he had actually given a speech at his Nobel Laureate award ceremony.
This song channels Walt Whitman. It is not that much of a stretch to call Dylan a modern Whitman.