This is just to say: William Carlos Williams

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


for breakfast


Forgive me

they were delicious

so sweet

and so cold.