‘Another Unfortunate Choice’ by Wendy Cope

[  # 82 of My Favourite Short Poems  ]




‘Another Unfortunate Choice’


I think I am in love with A. E Housman,

Which puts me in a worse-than-usual-fix.

No woman ever stood a chance with Housman

And he’s been dead since 1936.



A tale of unrequited love – By Wendy Cope

Reproduced from ‘The Big Book of Little Poems’ (Pub: Andrew Deutsch Classics)


13 thoughts on “‘Another Unfortunate Choice’ by Wendy Cope

  1. I love the humor in this one, Roland. By the way, I found my father’s copy of Millay’s poems. It’s safe and sound with me in my new digs. But I’m moving again in September, so I won’t be unpacking it just yet. When I do, I’m sure to give it a read.


  2. I can see the attraction Roland, an excellent poet. It would be interesting to read a duet between the two. I have just finished reading her latest collection, Anecdotal Evidence. It is worth a look if you haven’t already read it.


  3. Creative, poignant, cute! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this with us, Roland!

    When I was a teenager, a friend’s mother made us girls sit down and watch the movie Gone With the Wind. I had an instant crush on Mr. Clark Gable. 🙂 Found out later he’d been dead for a very long time. 😦

    How are you doing?!



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