Wendy Cope

Present - Poem by Wendy Cope

On the flyleaf
of my confirmation present:
'To Wendy with love
from Nanna. Psalm 98.'

I looked it up, eventually -
Cantate Domino
I knew the first two verses
and skimmed the rest.

Thirty-five years afterwards,
at evensong on Day 19
the choir sings Nanna's psalm.
At last, I pay attention

to the words she chose.
O sing unto the Lord
a new song. Nanna,
it is just what I wanted.

Topic(s) of this poem: mom

Comments about Present by Wendy Cope

  • Narayanan Kutty Pozhath (5/1/2018 12:10:00 AM)

    Beautiful line. Well written. (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (2/12/2016 3:21:00 PM)

    It is odd, is it not, that when we need these kind of things- - that are like signposts directing us to another choice- they appear in our lives, standing there waiting to be noticed this time (Report)Reply

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  • (2/12/2016 8:40:00 AM)

    Wow, sweet memories are hard o erase. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/12/2016 6:31:00 AM)

    Superb. A sweet memory lane revisited by the poetess. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (4/8/2015 1:47:00 PM)

    Absolutely beautiful, Wendy. Nanna would be proud. Thanks for sharing.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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