send a poem

I just received this letter if you wish to participate...

Dear friends,
We're starting a collective, constructive, and hopefully uplifting  exchange.  It's a one-time thing and we hope you will participate. We  have picked those we think would be willing and make it fun. Please send a poem to the person whose name is in position below (even if you don't know them/her/him). It should be a favourite text/verse/meditation that has affected you.  Don't agonise over it.

2. chapmancecelia00@gmail.com

After you e sent the short poem/verse/quote/etc. to the person in position 1, and only that person, copy this letter into a new email. Move my name to position 1, and put your name in position 2.  Only my name and your name should show in the new email. Send it to 20 friends BCC (blind copy). If you cannot do this in five days, let us know so it will be fair to those participating. It’s fun to see where they come from. Seldom does anyone drop out because we all need new pleasures. The turnaround is fast, as there are only two names on the list, and you only have to do it once.

Thank you for considering this!


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