Tuesday, April 20, 2010

To Whom It May Concern

Note: It's been a while since I published any original poetry here. Since it's National Poetry Month, here's the poem I wrote when R— F— asked me for a letter of recommendation.

To Whom It May Concern:

Imagine, sir or madam,
the world you would create
if you could people it
from your imagination.
What fantastics
your friends could be!
What impossibilities!
How you would love
and envy them for being
what you could only imagine!
But sometimes the world as it is
brings forth such prodigies
(although prodigy is a word
she might herself disclaim)
that any madman such as myself
would be proud
to claim them as figments:
as soon as you meet her,
you feel a piece of the imaginary world
falling into place, becoming real.

© 2010 Rob Hardy


Shan said...

Super sweet.

Myrna CG Mibus said...

Wow! I love the poem.
I'm curious - did you send the poem along with the letter of recommendation? Or, perhaps, instead of a traditional letter?

New Poem: "Phrasebook"

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