Remember that class on literary classics you couldn't stay awake in? Of course you don't. Well, the speaker of "Dream Song 14" shares your lack of enthusiasm for great literature and art (even if it makes us cry a little). He seems to know quite a bit about the stuff, but he finds it all boring. Literally all of it. Which seems impossible, right? Almost everyone knows of some books and paintings that they like. So let's take a closer look at this speaker's complete and utter distaste for all of the arts to figure out what's up here.
Obviously the speaker can't really hate all art, because he's voicing his boredom for the stuff in a poem.
If boredom can't be cured by experiencing a lot of great art, and having some really wacky dreams, then we're all screwed.