Giorgio de Chirico The uncertainty of the poet
Giorgio de Chirico ‘The uncertainty of the poet’

The Uncertainty of the Poet

  Wendy Cope

I am a poet.
I am very fond of bananas.

I am bananas.
I am very fond of a poet.

I am a poet of bananas.
I am very fond,

A fond poet of ‘I am, I am’ =
Very bananas.

fond of ‘Am I bananas?
Am I?’ – a very poet.

Bananas of a poet!
Am I fond? Am I very?

Poet bananas! I am.
I am fond of a ‘very’.

I am a very fond bananas.
Am I a poet?

Wendy Cope Lives in London and works as a free-lance writer. Her two full-length collections of poems are Making Cocoa for Kingsly Amis (1986) and Serious Concerns (1992), both published by Faber. In 1987 she recieved a Cholomondeley Award for poetry.