so sweet and so cold

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, “This Is Just To Say” (1962)

Notes: Photo – Freedom Smoke USA (via Lulu Graubart).  Poem: (via Schonwieder)


  1. hahaha nice and cute poem, David.

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  2. Love plums!

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  3. it that your story? )

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  4. Sounds just right in a sticky night!

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  5. OMG,
    Two things, first, I got a parking ticket because Caleb didn’t remind me it was Wednesday 😦
    Second, I started watching a movie yesterday. Was not all that into it and didn’t get to see it to the ending.
    But I just saw the ending, something with W. C. W., and I kept thinking I haven’t heard of him before but I did hear the name recently. This morning. The Plum Poet 🙂

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  6. Your not paying my parking ticket?
    The movie is Paterson.

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  7. Hard to get mad when such sweet words are left behind

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  8. Delicious photo. Plums—one of the few fruits I’m allowed. Made me want to pet them and say, “Hello, Friend.”

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  9. christinesat says:

    Streuselkuchen (I’ve checked the dictionary, this IS a German-American word) with plums and cinnamon… and six weeks summer-holidays before me… Life can be so great!

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  10. hmmm, interestingly, this is my ‘most overated poem of all time. ‘ I just don,t think its great, but everyone else seems to like it

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