The Prairie Home Companion, Saturdays
On National Public Radio, relays
The fictive news from one Lake Wobegon,
A Minnesota town to muse upon,
As Gary Keillor (self-styled “Garrison”)
Week after week, religiously has done.
“It’s been a quiet week in my home town,”
He starts his tale (you almost hear a frown
Form on his brow as his mind ruminates
Or rather, truth be told, spontaneously creates),
Then on he goes, beguiling us with lore
Of countless characters we’ve met before
And long since been persuaded are quite real,
Enchanted by our host’s spell-binding spiel.