Streams

Mayor Pulls Out a Poem From His Pocket

Thursday, April 29, 2010

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.

Tags:

More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Sponsored

Latest Newscast

 

 

Support

WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public

Feeds

Supported by