February 27, 2015

Dear Mr. Sze,

Thank you so much for letting me write you this letter in hopes you will read it. My name is Connor. I am very new to poetry and have no skill in the subject. It is something I admire and would like to get better at. If you are able to return this letter maybe you can help me with that. Before I get into how much I admire your poem, I would like to tell you a bit about myself. I am in 10th grade and go to a private high school. I play tennis and Snowboard. What are your hobbies? I have a average 3.8 GPA. I have been trying to do very well this year in my school work. And with hard work, comes stress. When I heard that we are going to be studying poetry I was quite relieved. Most of my class was anything but eager, but I looked forward to it. As if looking forward to a drink break during a hot tennis match. The reason I looked forward to this was because I thought it would be an easy and new experience I would try. After reading poems like yours and many others, I knew that you couldn’t just look up a great poem whenever you wanted.

Out of all the things I might end up doing, I thought poetry would be the last thing I would ever want to try. But after my teacher Mrs. Scenters, who is a poet herself, introduced it to me it didn’t seem that bad. Poetry seems like a way to express your self in a way only you can 100% understand. Do you have poems where only you know the deeper meaning? Your poem the chance was very inspirational. Anyone reading it probably re-thinks they impact they can have on this world. It makes me think that when I am grown up, do I really ant to do something I don’t enjoy doing? If life is about going into the unknown and experiencing the true meaning of life, why would I want to sit in an office building all day typing information into a computer? Another question I was wondering was do you think you followed your dream Your poem to me is kid of about following your dreams and taking your chances even for a glimmer of pure happiness, and I was wondering if a poet is really what you wanted to be when you were younger.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Respond to me in a convenient time when you can. I look forward to reading your answers to these questions. I will probably end up reading many more of your poems so maybe I will send you another letter in the future. In the mean time I will be trying to be doing poetry of my own. I might end up using a blog for it in the future. Thank you for reading this.


Grade 10
Draper, UT

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