About the poet
Wendy Cope (b. 1945) is a poet whose witty lyrics and pitch-perfect parodies have gained her a...
'A great deal of anecdotal evidence suggests that we respond positively to birdsong.'
– Scientific researcher quoted in The Daily Telegraph 8.2.2012
Centuries of English verse
Suggest the selfsame thing:
A negative response is rare
When birds are heard to sing.
What's the use of poetry?
You ask. Well, here's a start:
It's anecdotal evidence
About the human heart.
uncollected poem, © Wendy Cope 2016, used by permission of the author
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