Sunday, May 10, 2015


               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.