Friday, November 28, 2008

Poetry Project

A friend of mine has had this poem posted on her MySpace profile for a long time now. I never heard it before I read it on her page, and I've loved it ever since she led me to discover it. It is also, I think, a fitting verse for this holiday weekend. Enjoy!

The Orange
by Wendy Cope

At lunchtime I bought a huge orange
The size of it made us all laugh.
I peeled it and shared it with Robert and Dave—
They got quarters and I had a half.

And that orange it made me so happy,
As ordinary things often do
Just lately. The shopping. A walk in the park
This is peace and contentment. It’s new.

The rest of the day was quite easy.
I did all my jobs on my list
And enjoyed them and had some time over.
I love you. I’m glad I exist.


annalise said...

Awww... I wrote this on MY myspace page!! Am I your aforementioned friend!?!! I'm so popular...
It's one of my favorite poems. :)

Nicole Bradshaw said...

You ARE the aforementioned friend. Miss you, hon. ((Hugs.))