It’s spring! DerFrühling! Printemps!
Ring bells! Play the sackbut and shawm!
Excel. Rise and shine.
Do something so fine
It will please and astonish your mom.
Garrison Keillor is an author, humorist, host of A Prairie Home Companion radio show, and the proprietor of Common Good Books in Saint Paul. His first book of poetry, O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic and Profound (Grove Press) was published in fall 2013.