From: Ted Haaland
What a joy to share with new-found friends,
just having met in coffee shops in town,
whether Blue Heron or Acoustic,
or old standby, Blooming Grounds.
Some of contacts are Winonans,
others from quite near around,
still others from far away, just passing by
or drawn to the arts scene within our town.
Now, the friendship that we offer
is returned, as if by mirror.
Something, it seems, is exuding
from deep within our River bluffs —
a local kindness conjoining,
serving both new friends and us.