Saturday, January 17, 2009

I'm not one for poetry, really

But I think of this one - a poem I read my sophomore year "abroad" at James Madison U - and smile each time I go grocery shopping.

This Is Just To Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

-William Carlos Williams


  1. I LOVE WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS!!!! His are always my favorites. I used to think I had to be the only person the world who loved him, but FINALLY....

  2. Oh, hurrah!

    Yep, his stuff gets a lot of "that's not actually poetry" talk - probably part of the reason I love it.

    I used to have a book of his, but it got lost in all my moves. I feel a trip to Amazon coming on fast...


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