Thursday, April 13, 2006

NPM: "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

~ William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)

Kenneth Koch had a little fun with this poem and has written "Variations on a Theme by William Carlos Williams."


Blogger Bet said...

My students were always so amazed by William Carlos Williams' poetry when I taught lit. They were never quite sure what to think!

I love the variations on this poem! How hilarious.

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