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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Delightful and Mysterious Piece of Mail


A piece of paper, folded and taped closed
I love to go to the post office, love to get mail, and am delighted when anyone takes the time to choose interesting stamps, so this piece of mail pleased me on first sight.  Who could have sent it? I can’t make out the postmark at all. 


Where did it come from?

Turning it over, I see these words, followed by an initial:

a mysterious message

"H.?" Who is "H."? My friend Helen insists she did not send this. So who did? Unfolding the lined paper that served both as letter and envelope, I find inside this poem:

the poem inside
It is delightful. It is mysterious. Did you send it?

9 comments:

Dawn said...

I wish I had thought of it..but no, not me! Lovely poem, though I hope it is not a forecast for your area.

P. J. Grath said...

My memory tells me that this piece of mail arrived shortly after our recent big snowstorm--perhaps as a comment on the weather we were having then.

Gerry said...

Hmmmmm. I could write all kinds of scenarios around that!

P. J. Grath said...

Intrigue and suspense! But will the real "H." please come forward?

BB-Idaho said...

How do we solve it..
let us count the clues..
1. esoteric type/arrangement stamps
2. apparently a typewriter
3. poem with geometric symmetry
4. illegible post mark starts with
metro...
5. signed by H.
....oh, heck, I give up!

P. J. Grath said...

Hank? Henry? Herb? Henrietta? I do know a Henrietta but don’t imagine her sending this. Not my friend Hélène in Paris, either, as she’s been gone for several years. Helen said she wasn’t the sender. We have poet friends, but H.????? Can’t think of one whose name begins with H. Last name??? Yes, the typewriter.... But Metro WHERE?

Kathy said...

It wasn't me. No H's in this name, except Kat-h-y. I think it's a Secret Admirer. Because of the word "yes" at the end. Of course, there are a lot of "no's" in it as well. Might be in code. Good luck!!

Kathy said...

Just coming back to see if Anything has been revealed. Looks like not yet. Keep us updated!

P. J. Grath said...

This may remain one of those Great Unsolved Mysteries, Kathy.