on a train by wendy cope

On British Rail a lot. Some people say there is no such thing as free verse, so I don’t call it that. Men Your Wait. Wendy Cope’s On A Train. still warm, still warm. Wendy Cope was raised in Kent, England, where her parents often recited poetry to her. Wendy Cope uses irony in Differences of Opinion to show that 'he' is wrong. Cope’s rueful wisdom connects her to the tradition of Betjeman and Larkin, but she brings a fresh female perspective to bear on social and literary foibles. See more ideas about Poems, Wendy cope, Wendy cope poems. Whilst Cope has little time for bleeding hearts, her poems can be poignant as well as humorous. She was made an O.B.E. She has said of her parodies that they were a way “of coming to terms with what was fashionable in poetry” and in their unerring accuracy and mastery of form she showed she could match any of her male contemporaries. Two of the uncollected poems included here are also the result of a commission, this time from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. I tend to go to bed really early on New Year's Eve. Poem Hunter all poems of by Wendy Cope poems. Wendy Cope (b. At Christmas little children sing and merry bells jingle, The cold winter air makes our hands and faces tingle . Long radiant minutes, your hand in my hand, still warm, still warm. Where's the horse For a kid that's black? We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Wendy Cope (born 21 July 1945) is a contemporary English poet. The Wendy Cope: Poems Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by … Photograph: Lockie Mackinnon. Analysis/Meaning? Serious Concerns (Penguin/Faber Audiobooks) [Cope, Wendy, Cope, Wendy] on Amazon.com. Long, radiant minutes, your hand in my hand. Wendy Cope returned to the recording studio for a second reading on 18 April 2016, recording at Heavy Entertainment, London, with Richard Carrington as producer. rests on my knee. Copy to clipboard Copied. furtho: The book I’ve been reading. I need to annotate this poem for homework, and I'm really struggling to work out the meaning. By Wendy Cope. Poems. Aug 4, 2018 - Explore Michele Netherton's board "Wendy Cope poems" on Pinterest. Her subsequent collections – Serious Concerns in 1992 and If I Don’t Know in 2001 (shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Award) – both confirmed her reputation as a classic English humorist whilst also allowing room for poems of a more meditative tone. * An espresso. Cope’s take on the utility of bridge and train builders is, of course, disingenuous – she knows we need civil and mechanical engineers – and there is much irony in the continuing erosion of these industries, whose fortunes have further nosedived since ‘Engineers’ Corner’ was conceived in 1986. * 1945) is a poet whose witty lyrics and pitch-perfect parodies have gained her a readership far beyond most of her peers. It’s beautiful out there — fields, lakes and little winter trees. Get this from a library! and thank you <3 @marblecut Registered No. 2014-01-21T15:43. Simple, strong, full-flavoured. “Lonely Hearts” by Wendy Cope is a statement on the disconnectedness and isolation of modern city living. She now lives in Ely with the poet Lachlan Mackinnon. “After the Lunch”, a poem by Wendy Cope about two lovers parting on Waterloo Bridge, now forms the lyric of the song “Waterloo Bridge” by Jools Holland and Louise Marshall. I was asked to write some poems to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Her recording was made for The Poetry Archive on 8 December 2005 at The Audio Workshop, London and was produced by Richard Carrington. Can anyone help?? It’s beautiful out there– fields, little lakes, and winter trees in February sunlight, every car park a shining mosaic. 9 poems of Wendy Cope. The fleetingness and sense of chance that pervades the poem (note the title: “If strangers meet”) reminds us of the rarity of humanity recognising itself in others.It might only happen “once”. your hand in my hand, The book also includes two commissioned sequences, The Audience, written for the Endellion String Quartet, and An ABC of the BBC, commissioned for a Radio 4 programme. But it’s always been important to me to be able to do the other thing – as I put it to myself. Our catalogue store includes many more recordings which you can download to your device. It’s beautiful out there – The following sonnet by Wendy Cope seems to have been written in response to what Andrew Motion had written in The Guardian: ‘At the moment, if you’re seen reading poetry in a train, the carriage empties instantly’. 1093858. I don’t know what to call it but I hope some of these poems demonstrate that I can do it.”, “The only end of writing is to enable the readers better to enjoy life or better to endure it.” – Samuel Johnson, “His chief desire was to express himself and his own truth – and therefore life and humanity.” – Walter de la Mare on Edward Thomas, “Those who write clearly have readers; those who write obscurely have commentators.” – Albert Camus, “I give to the world what I have in my heart, and that is the end of it. rests on my knee. There are two parts of this poem that I am particularly drawn to, of which the latter is probably more interesting to non lit dorks. You sleep. 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