Garrisons are both born and made –
one houses straight shooters whose works
may excite the poets; the other is unarmed,
dangerous, and shoots blank, vapid verse.
Garrison Keillor takes a stab at poetry:
“Now and then people ask me why we didn’t have Dylan on the show,” the former host of “Prairie Home Companion” writes in “Living With Limericks,” which was published last week. “Because I don’t care to be associated with him, that’s why.”
“I think that ‘My Back Pages’ is one of the worst songs ever written,” he continues. “I could name others. It’s no wonder he took a pseudonym, so as to avoid bringing shame on the Zimmerman family.”
There is a songwriter named Bob
Who makes some people’s hearts throb
They find a thrill in
Listening to Dylan
And for me it’s more like a job.
Copied from the Star Tribune.