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06/29/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bloomberg The Poet? Mayor Pens Poem

If you thought Mike Bloomberg's talents stopped at business, politics, and golf, apparently you'd be wrong.

The mayor flexed his poetry muscles in honor of "Poem in Your Pocket Day" and "The Envelope Project." Inspired by the first line of Emily Dickinson's "'Hope' is the thing with feathers, Bloomberg could be the city's next Walt Whitman!

Or not. See for yourself:

"Hope" NYC

By Mike Bloomberg

"Hope" is the thing with feathers
That makes our City soar
It will take us to the future
As it's carried us before

Hope is the thing with feathers
That travels all our streets
It sings in every language
It sometimes even tweets

And though we may not see it
It perches everywhere
In new shops and small businesses
In every schoolroom chair

It could be our famous pigeon
Or fabled red-tailed hawk
Hope is the thing with feathers
That flies throughout New YAWK