Poem of the Week 74

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 of very fond bananas.

Am I a poet?