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This is Just to Say

William Carlos Williams

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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"This is Just to Say" by William Carlos Williams from Collected Poems 1909-1939, Volume I. Copyright © 1938 by New Directions Publishing Corp. Reprinted with the permissions of New Directions Publishing Corp.

 

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