Sunday Poetry: The Orange by Wendy Cope

By Alison November 19, 2023 2 Comments 1 Min Read
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 got 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.

The Orange by Wendy Cope, Serious Concerns. (aff)

Copyright © 1993 Wendy Cope


  1. Rhonda Etter says:

    Love this! Thank you

  2. Kelly Gabriel says:

    Very sweet. 🍊

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