Friday, 16 November 2012. The free tracks you can enjoy in the Poetry Archive are a selection of a poet’s work. It was his masterpiece, but it got mixed reviews when it was published in 1930. Wendy Cope’s first book – Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis – was so witty, so ingenious, so perfectly funny, everything she wrote afterwards falls in its shadow. In the mean time enjoy this poem by Wendy Cope which has become one of my Christmas favourites. Those of us who are not important enough To have places reserved for us And who turned up too late to get a seat at all, Stand in the nave aisles, or perch on stone ledges. The poem expresses great sadness, but it is also triumphant; the conclusion of … The Christmas Life - Wendy Cope "If you don't have a real tree you don't bring the Christmas life into the house." Indulging my love of poetry by posting a poem a day, every day... to inspire, delight and enlighten! 10 Credits Wendy Cope Downloads. 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