Friday, April 17, 2009

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

Another great poem from Caroline Kennedy's collection of poetry for children.  I enjoy poems whose titles actually start the poem.  Instead of the titling the poem using the first line, the title actually functions as the first line of the poem.  I don't care as much when I am just reading a poem, but it makes a big difference when you are reading it out loud.  

3 comments:

Lauren Corbyn said...

I LOVE THIS POEM!!!! I LOVE WCW. He's one of my very favorites. I wrote a major paper on him in college (I was a creative writing major). I'm so happy to see this poem out in the blogging world! Thanks for commenting on my blog so that I could find you.

Caitlin said...

Lauren,
I've really enjoyed the Williams poems I have read, but I haven't seen many. Which ones would you recommend? I really like your blog! Thanks for stopping my mine!

Jennifer said...

love that poem so charming!!