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    Wendy Cope - Flowers

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    Wendy Cope reads her poem Flowers - Hong Kong Book Fair 21 July 2011

    Flowers
    by Wendy Cope (1945-)

    Some men never think of it.
    You did. You'd come along
    And say you'd nearly brought me flowers
    But something had gone wrong.

    The shop was closed. Or you had doubts —
    The sort that minds like ours
    Dream up incessantly. You thought
    I might not want your flowers.

    It made me smile and hug you then.
    Now I can only smile.
    But, look, the flowers you nearly brought
    Have lasted all this while.