Win Some with Winsome Poetry

This is Just to Say

I have
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

::     ::     ::

So April is National Poetry Month.
For the five percent of us, that is splendid.
The rest, ho hum.

I’m going to try.
Try to entice.
Give you a taste.
Small bites.

If you can’t read it
in two minutes,
I will only post a part.

But poetry is

More poetry posts.


3 thoughts on “Win Some with Winsome Poetry

  1. This William Carlos Williams poem was one of the first that my college poetry teacher introduced us to, in my first (and only) poetry class. I absolutely loved my teacher’s voice, the cadence she set whenever she read poetry to us. BUT no matter how much she explained this poem to us, I still could NOT think past the fact that this man was first a doctor and it seemed like he was just stating a fact, leaving this note for his wife. Still don’t get it. And that irritates me.

  2. I love that poem.  Last year I copied it down on the back of a grocery store receipt and stuck it to the refrigerator door.  It was just begging for that.

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