Monday, October 09, 2006

Whimsical and wonder-full


Today’s poem from the Writer’s Almanac, "Proverbial Ballade" by Wendy Cope begins


Fine words won't turn the icing pink;
A wild rose has no employees;
Who boils his socks will make them shrink;
Who catches cold is sure to sneeze.

(read entire)

Wendy Cope’s poems usually make me smile.

But her whimsy also casts a spell of wonder. Here are four poems of hers that you can also hear her read. I especially like "Flowers" and "The Christmas Life."

Flowers

3 comments:

Slow'n'Steady said...

funny, I read wendy cope and immediately write one of my own....

violet said...

She's fun, isn't she?

Marci said...

thanks for the intro. to another great poet, Violet. :)Marcia