Tuesday 20 October 2009

Pleasure In Simple Things


Gretchen Joanna over at Gladsome Lights reminded me of this lovely little poem by Wendy Cope.

I love the way Ms Cope's odes are short and to the point. I hesitate to use the word 'pithy' about this particular one though!

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 the jobs on my list
And enjoyed them and had some time over.
I love you. I'm glad I exist.

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