Sunday, May 15, 2016


                    With this verse I’ll make yet another plea
                    To Garrison that he not leave his show:
                    The Prairie Home Companion would not be
                    What it has always been were he to go
                    Because it is imbued with his own wit
                    And style and personality and grace,
                    By which each weekly episode is lit,
                    And we at home feel as a fond embrace.
                    Who else can take us to Lake Wobegon?
                    Who else has a beguiling baritone
                    Like his, or can such fictive figures don
                    As Guy Noir or Dusty?  He alone.
                         It’s true all good things must come to their ends,
                         But on your genius APM depends.