John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Poet's Corner: The Orange

The Orange

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

Wendy Cope (born 1945)

Thanks to my pal Jen for introducing me to this poem. It reminds me very much of a poem I posted way back in 2006, "Xmas" by Gareth Roberts.

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