Poem: “This Is Just To Say”
Poet: William Carlos Williams, 1883 – 1963
I have eaten
that were in
you were probably
they were delicious
and so cold
Why this poem (in one line): I first read this poem as part of my Poetry Class at the VU taught by Prof. Oostdijk; it was such a fun poem, like a note on a fridge magnet, with a punch line “so cold” – as though this (gobbling of the plums) was done so deliberately and not so impulsively.
Aside: Biting of the apple too (think Eve), you were saving those (that which belongs to the forbidden tree) , well too bad I ate them. There you go – so much for temptation.
The painting in one of the pictures (in this post) is Helena-Wagenaar’s “Eating-Plums.“