This article accompanies the fable
Dreaming the Virgin Mary
Jimi Hendrix: The Wind Cries Mary
Not to take anything away from Dylan, but the lyrics of Jimi Hendrix always inspired me more - he had an intuitive understanding of alchemical symbols and astrology (he believed in both). Like all great poets he could project a private space somehow outside of time. Curiously I later read that Pete Townshend called Hendrix an alchemist too, but he was referring to the music mash-ups.
There are conventional explanations for 1967's The Wind Cries Mary, but to this secular individual it suggests
the Virgin Mary: "Somewhere a queen is weeping"... "The traffic lights they turn up blue tomorrow..."
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