Thursday, September 18, 2008

thank you betsy

for the poem you left me that reminded you of me.

This is Just to Say
by William Carlos Wilson

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


what can i say?  i am a charming housemate.

4 comments:

Kevin Collier said...

Oh my God. That's like the all-time favorite of John Rhoades. You guys have so much in common.

Kevin Collier said...

Favorite poem, I mean. You probably guessed that.

kathryn said...

I just used that poem recently, too:
flickr

There's a great This American Life episode on it, with spoofs here.

My favorite is:
I have pulled the
Pin from that grenade
On the desk.

Forgive me.
I thought it was
My keyring,
And

Beth said...

kc-john hates me!

and kevin, i owe you a big thank you. i contribute my writing skills directly to you, and thus the success of my blog.

when are you going to start your reviews again? they were amazing!!