Bed of Roses Love Sonnet Contest

Thank you to everyone who sent in a sonnet to our Bed of Roses Love Sonnet Contest. We received over 4,000 sonnets, and believe it or not, Garrison read them all. Writing a sonnet is not easy, and you all did very well — so well that, we had 31 finalists, and one winner drawn by a 12-year-old named Cooper from the live audience at the Town Hall.

Win a Select Comfort Bed and Roses

The first prize — from Select Comfort — will be a Sleep Number queen-size bed along with three dozen roses — a bed of roses delivered to your door — a source of untold joy, not to mention untold sleep.

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What's a Sonnet? from Wikipedia
The term "sonnet" derives from the Provençal word "sonet" and the Italian word "sonetto," both meaning "little song." By the thirteenth century, it had come to signify a poem of fourteen lines that follows a strict rhyme scheme and specific structure. Traditionally, when writing sonnets, English poets usually employ iambic pentameter. We're not going to be as strict as your High School English teacher, but please do try.

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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