"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 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.

-- by Wendy Cope


  1. So perfect for Valentine's Day, Emily. And rhyme! It has rhyme! And rhythm. What could be better?

    Well, I know what could be better, and you do, too. I hope your day was a delight, and filled with love.


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