Spring Lyric Finalists

Untitled poem by Linnea Engblom of Chapel Hill, NC
(Linnea's Bio)

its spring i dont need upper case
its spring punctuation is optional but i love exclamations!
okay here we go
no wonder people fall in love this time of year
wake up tomorrow and breathe deeply again
fall asleep in the rain
feel the wind around your sockless ankles and ears
whistle

dont dilute excitement let it overwhelm you
find a playground and swing on the tire swing
get muddy really really muddy
and make sure you wear white to make it really really fun

eat m&ms every single day even the peanut butter ones
dont control your dreams run along with them
take a journey
go left instead of right
then
right instead of forward
end up where you've never been

catch yourself loving



About the author:
My full name is Linnea Kristina Engblom (yes I'm 100% swedish american). I grew up in Stillwater, MN actually, although I transplanted to the south (talk about culture shock) about two years ago. I now live, work and go to school (for nursing) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I do not ordinarily consider myself a writer, much less a poet; my poem was quite literally inspired by spring herself... I couldn't help myself. It was quite a few years ago, in Minnesota, after a long cold dark winter, and when the first warm days started arriving I felt like I was almost bursting with excitement.



Read about all the Spring Lyric finalists...
Read more of the spring lyrics heard on-air >>





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).

Available now»

American Public Media © |   Terms and Conditions   |   Privacy Policy