Friday, November 07, 2008

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

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thatonegirlemily said...

That, right there, just made my day (:

Jackie Parker said...

I love that poem. One of my favs. Thanks!

Maya Ganesan said...

Short & sweet. I love it!

Little Willow said...

I like it.

Vivian said...


Beth Kephart said...

One of my favorite poems of all time.

Priya said...

That's one of my favorite poems! Whenever I read it, I can almost taste the mouth-watering plums!

Sparky said...

Love it!

cuileann said...

I love the "Forgive me" - and I can imagine those plums so incredibly clearly.

Reminds me of a scene in a novel where a girl comes across a maid sneaking a pear - it's dripping juice and she has her eyes closed.