Mayor Pulls Out a Poem From His Pocket

It's the eighth annual "poem in your pocket day," the city's effort to encourage New Yorkers to write and share poems, especially in the schools. And to mark the occasion Mayor Michael Bloomberg, once again, read a bit of his own poetry today. Inspired by Obama perhaps...?

"Hope" NYC

By Mike Bloomberg

"Hope" is the thing with feathers
That makes our City soar
It will take us to the future
As it's carried us before

Hope is the thing with feathers
That travels all our streets
It sings in every language
It sometimes even tweets

And though we may not see it
It perches everywhere
In new shops and small businesses
In every schoolroom chair

It could be our famous pigeon
Or fabled red-tailed hawk
Hope is the thing with feathers
That flies throughout New YAWK

The mayor read his ode to the city at the opening preview of the New York Botanical Garden's Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers.