Wendy Cope

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  • Helen Miller-Shapiro (9/29/2018 7:13:00 PM)

    I sent Valentine to my boyfriend he then asked me to marry him. I told him the poem as part of our wedding ceremony. Wendy Cope tells you how it is and laugh, laugh, and laugh again while reading her work. She has brightened my life. Thank you Wendy

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  • Jakey Anderson (7/18/2018 7:23:00 AM)

    My favourite here is Valentine, but Summer Villanelle from 'From May to December' is another favourite. I wish I had written them!

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  • Mencio Vidal (4/26/2017 9:46:00 AM)

    Wendy's one of a rare breed. Poet, capital P.

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  • Wendy Cope (12/1/2016 4:08:00 AM)

    I don't mean to be so far up my own arse, but these are the worst poems i have ever written. They are not good, they are utter shit. I would rather read Carol Ann Duffy's poems than my pieces of turd

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  • Mike Hunt (12/1/2016 4:05:00 AM)

    I understand using simplistic language for effect, but this is utter garbage. It's just words put together with very weak rhyme. Glorification of trash at its finest!

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  • Rac Lee Rac Lee (11/6/2015 4:06:00 PM)

    I wish there were more of her poems on here. She's wonderful.

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  • Rac Lee Rac Lee (11/6/2015 4:05:00 PM)

    She's a marvelous poet, I wish more of her work was on here. I love the one with the orange.

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Best Poem of Wendy Cope

Giving Up Smoking

There's not a Shakespeare sonnet
Or a Beethoven quartet
That's easier to like than you
Or harder to forget.

You think that sounds extravagant?
I haven't finished yet —
I like you more than I would like
To have a cigarette.

Read the full of Giving Up Smoking


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.

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