Monday, August 20, 2007


We are picking up our neighbor's mail while they are on vacation. I find other people's mail so much more interesting than my own, don't you? I've had this poem for a while, thought I'd share it with you.

Undelivered Mail

by Rhina P. Espaillat

Dear Daughter,

Your father and I wish to commend youon the wisdom of your choices and the flawless conduct of your life.

Dear Poet!

Where is the full-length manuscript you promised us? Your check is waiting. The presses are ready and the bookstores are clamoring for delivery.


This convention is tedious beyond belief: the hotel is swarming with disgustingly overexposed women far too young to have dignity or any minds at all.

Dear Patient:

The results of your blood tests reveal that your problem stems from a diet dangerously low in pizza and chocolate.

Dear Mom,

You were right about everything and I was an idiot not to listen.

Does it make you think of any letters that you need to write?

Thanks for your well-wishes for today. All went well, although by 6 pm I was in my pjs with a drink... Tomorrow is another day...


Brandie said...

I love old handwritten letters and postcards. They are so beautiful and unfortuneately are becoming a thing of the past. I think we lose something personal when punching away on the keyboard... Our handwriting is so unique and telling to each individual.

Thank you for commenting on my blog!

Michele said...

Hello Sara,
Wanted to stop by your blog and say hi and to thank you for the uplifting and encouraging words you left for me. Good ideas and thoughts to ponder. Your pictures you've posted are the little poem also. Till next time, Michele

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I was thinking of you at your day of work today! Glad you made it, and pjs and a drink at 6 sounds perfect!

I love all those letters. can't choose between the chocolate one, or the one where my kids say we were right all along!:)

Gracie said...

Hi there I found your blog through I can't quite remember where. It's lovely.

I too enjoy the handwritten letter. Which is why I have lots of penpals. The little poem was sweet.


Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Hi Sara... that is so cute!! Thank you for sharing it..made me smile!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Thank-you for the first smile of my day !!!


Counting Your Blessings said...

The "undeliverables" were darling! I suppose we all have a few important letters waiting to be written, don't we?! You have such a pretty blog. I'm enjoying it ever so much. Blessings... Polly