Title: Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis
Author: Wendy Cope
Genre: Poetry Pages: 69
First published: 1986
Edition: Paperback, published by Faber and Faber in 1986
Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis
It was a dream I had last week
And some sort of record seemed vital
I know it wouldn’t be much of a poem
But I love the title
I don’t read poetry that often, but this was a fun one. The poems are mostly modern in feel, some written from the poet’s point-of-view, others from a man’s perspective. There are poems of observation, some love poems, even some haiku and some seem to simply exist because it sounds pretty. I am perfectly fine with all of those.
The rhytms worked well and a lot of these sound great read out loud.
As a collection of poems I enjoyed most of these and they did not feel too simple or too high-brow. In fact, there was a good sense of humour throughout.
If you like poetry, I highly recommend this one.
5 out of 7 stars