“To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre
Isn’t that a great quote? I read that in an email from BasBleu announcing a new collection of poetry, The Classic Hundred Poems. And, I thought, the day is pretty dreary so yes, why not read a poem. Here’s one that I really like.
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.
~The Orange by Wendy Cope
If you don’t have a poetry book handy, check out Poetry Foundation and find a good poem to read today.