Sasha Torchinsky

November 4, 2002

Post #1566 – 20021104

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

I love your books and I’ve read all of them at least 3 times. My name is Sasha Torchinsky and I am 12.

I have written a homage poem to you and one of your books, Borgel, which is my favourite. I love Fafner he reminds me of my dog.

Time, Space and the Other
An Homage to Daniel Pinkwater
By: Sasha Torchinsky

Who are we?
Where are we?
What time is it?
We are space
No one knows
Space is a bagel with poppy seeds
Time is a map of New Jersey
The Other is a mixed salad with only one thing you like in it
Philosophy is right? Wrong!
Nothing is right
You decide the course of your own life
I decide the course of everyone else’s.

I hope you like my poem, are you coming out with anymore books? Please respond if possible.

Sasha Torchinsky

P.S. I hope Jill is okay, I love her books too.

Daniel replies:

It is a fine poem, and I am filled with pride at the fine readers my books somehow attract. Not least of these is Sasha Torchinsky. Jill is more than okay, and I will convey your words of appreciation to her.