Wendy Cope

The Orange - Poem 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.

Comments about The Orange by Wendy Cope

  • Marissa Oakley Browne (4/16/2018 8:48:00 PM)

    I love it! Simplicity and truthfulness wrapped up in an orange. I also love Differences of Opinion by Wendy Cope - it's one of my favourites. (Report) Reply

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  • Kim Barney (1/11/2016 8:17:00 AM)

    Love does make everything seem brighter. Enjoyed the poem. Well written. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 11, 2016

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