Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Times Are Tough All Over
To: Bill Wordsworth
It is with deep regret we inform that your services in the poetry department will no longer be needed. This decision was made on purely economic grounds and does not reflect the fine service you have done for our company, but revenue shortfalls have required us to reduce our staff. Some on the board even questioned the necessity of having a poetry department at Haliburton in the first place. Your service in writing verse to commemorate the joys, the sorrows, the transient glories of our little industry will always be appreciated. One of your haikus in particular stands out for me, I hope reading it reprinted here brings you solace at this time:
First azure, then black.
Tar streaks on waves, rise and fall.
Wishing you the best of luck in your future endeavors,