Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Bit of Poetry

When I was at university, we had to study this poem:

This Is Just to Say
(by 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

While I was convinced that this was not really a poem but rather a note he'd left on the kitchen table that had fallen out of his ephemera; others in the class got terribly serious about his literary style. Today I was delighted to find this blog. Enjoy.


  1. That was nice. I once ate the Napoleons a housemate left in the fridge and just left a "Burrrrp!" note in the empty box. Cheeky!

  2. I had to read that too, my whole class thought it was a joke:)