There's not a Shakespeare sonnet
Or a Beethoven quartet
That's easier to like than you
Or harder to forget.
You think that sounds extravagant?
I haven't finished yet -
I like you more than I would like
To have a cigarette.
Unsurprisingly, Wendy Cope (b.1945) gave up smoking shortly before writing this poem. She writes, "People who have never been addicted to nicotine don't understand what an intense love poem it is."
One sad apple
5 years ago