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Poetry Thoughts: Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis (Wendy Cope)

Cope, Wendy - Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis

★★★★★☆☆

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

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