Monday, March 23, 2009

This is Just to Say

I was thinking about my mother, JoAnn, today and this was one of her favorite poems and one that she taught. It's a fun poem and I hope you like it, too!

This is Just to Say

William Carlos Williams

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 was a doctor, writing in his spare time. He came home late one night, hungry, after treating a patient. He found the plums in the fridge, ate them and left the poem as a note for this wife.

  1. Is Williams really and truly sorry for eating the plums?
  2. Is this really a poem?
  3. We welcome your own apology poem. Just insert it into your comment.

Your thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. Oh thats sweet! I'll need to do that the next time I take the last of the milk, or last cookie....I imagine there would be a lot more forgiveness with a poem left behind then someone pouring a bowl of cereal and going to get the milk and whoops~


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