The Sept. 9 Book Review letters included one submitted by Fred Scifers of Downey, headlined "Only God Can Make a Tree." I thought it a classic and, at the bidding of a friend, I have composed the following piece--entitled "Meter Reader"--to express my appreciation to Mr. Scifers for his talent:
\o7 A Scifers named Fred
Must have seen, must have read
What you print in your Sunday Review.
For he hit on the nose
What I think of your prose,
Which I'd never been able to do.
In a manner unique,
More, or less, tongue-in-cheek,
He admitted to utter dismay.