Wendy Cope - Flowers
About the poet
Wendy Cope is a talented poet. Her first book, published in the late eighties, had the great title 'Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis'. This poem comes from her second book, 'Serious Concerns'. Although her poems appear humorous, there is often a deeper truth. This particular example was first shown to me by a friend at University, who was relating to me the problems she was having with her boyfriend of the time (not me!). This poem sort of summed up how she felt about him.
Some men never think of it.
The shop was closed. Or you had doubts -
It made me smile and hug you then.