Sunday, July 24, 2022

"THIS IS JUST TO SAY...."


These plums, ice-cold from the refrigerator, were my breakfast this morning, along with my coffee.  While enjoying their just-right sourness, I thought of the poem by William Carlos Williams:  (This kind of plum is Serbia's national fruit, used from raw, dumplings, all the way to shitovitz, Serbia's plum brandy.)

THIS IS JUST TO SAY

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 cold


YANKEE IN NICE

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