Poems to Share: William Carlos Williams


I can’t explain why I like this poem so much. It’s whimsical and intimate and it makes me happy. Enjoy!

This Is Just To Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox
and which
you were probably
saving
for breakfast
Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold
-William Carlos Williams
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7 thoughts on “Poems to Share: William Carlos Williams

    • I do generally prefer rhyming poems, but I don’t mind too much with this one because the lack of rhyming makes it seems more like a regular note someone might leave out. If you love whimsical poems, I recommend Ogden Nash!

      • Oooh I like Ogden Nash.. I was taught his ‘nonsense verses ‘ by my dad, when u was just a kid.. I loved this one called ‘maneating gru’ and used to recite it with gusto.. 🐱

    • I’ve wondered that myself! Recently, I did a fun spoof for a class, imagining that a burglar left the note after trashing the house. The possibilities are really endless.

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