Giving Up Smoking

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.

— Wendy Cope

2 Comments on “Giving Up Smoking”

  1. Elena

    What is the name of the book from where this poem is? I’m making a report for school and I need the title of a book and who published it.

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  2. Patti

    I love the intimate feel to this. And the laughter I got out of it also.

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