Sunday, September 29, 2013

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

by William Carlos Williams

This was an actually note that William wrote to his wife. William had fun ideas about poetry. He thought that no superfluous word should be included and that it should be American. I like those ideas but I am partial to good rhyme.
I loved what Kelly said about this poem while laughing "It is an apology, but not really."

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