This Is Just To Say

 Image via  Michael Graydon

Image via Michael Graydon


This Is Just To Say

William Carlos Williams1883 – 1963

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

I love this poem. And yes, it is a Summer poem. And yes, it is freezing outside. Colder than freezing, actually. But maybe, on a day like today, this is just what we need. A couple of words to remind us of fresh, cold fruits and warm, sticky mornings. A few sentiments that let us know that Spring isn’t quite so far away.


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