Recently, we received the same chain letter from two different friends. When we read the instructions, our eyes glazed over: “it only takes 8 to 10 minutes“. We’ve just got too much going on to wrap our heads around it: send a poem to the first person on the list, copy-and-paste the letter into a separate email and shift the names, then think of 20 (TWENTY!) people to send it to. We did it just to see if it was as much of a pain-in-the-ass as we imagined. It is (though entirely well-intentioned).
But we love the idea of emailing poems to friends. So we created a guilt-free, no-obligation, joy-based email:
The gist: NO OBLIGATION! No threats of bad karma if you don’t pass it on.
In case you can’t read our email message, here it is:
I received the chain letter below TWICE and find it too complicated. So I decided to scrap it and create my own simple poetry email. I decided to just send poems to people I love. Which is you.You can:—not do anything but just enjoy the poem—forward it to anyone you love—forward it to as many friends as you like AND ME, along with a poem you like (which turns it into a chain letter)