callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,
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This Is Just To Say

How frustrating! I walked into the kitchen, where the Today programme was on, and caught someone reading this old favourite poem:

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

I certainly haven't time to Listen Again, so if anyone can tell me why it was being quoted, I'd be grateful.

This apparently simple poem is one that stays with you always and I don't know anyone who doesn't like it.
Tags: poetry, today programme, william carlos williams
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