Thursday, February 23, 2012

I’m Glad I Exist.


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 my day was quite easy.
I did all of the things on my list,
and enjoyed them, had some time over.
I love you. I’m glad I exist.

- The Orange, A poem by Wendy Cope


Elisha(: said...

hahhahha your ADORABLE. :)

Ketrin Jones said...

i love everything about this post!

Kylie said...

I've never heard that poem before, but I like it. I find myself reveling in the simple things lately, like the sun shining through the slats in my bedroom, and checking things off of a to-do list. I'm glad I exist, too.

Maria said...

I am so right there with this poem today. It's just been a really good day!

nancy said...

AWESOME POEM! I love this.

Gentri said...

Is that photo you? I love the poem and photo so much!

Gentri said...

jk. just saw the "via". hahaha!

Elizabeth and Kyle @ Love Is the Adventure said...

OMG, I am a huge Wendy Cope fan! Yay for poetry that makes you smile!!!

I'm glad you exist, too. :)


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