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This is just to say: William Carlos Williams

16 Jan

This is many people’s favourite poem and it has intrigued me why it has such a cheering effect. Is it the simplicity? Is it the mundane made extraordinary that makes it so sparkling? Is it the subject of a forbidden delight that we can identity with? What do you think? –

 

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.

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