Thursday, September 06, 2007


While at the little deli down the street at lunch I saw a little sign in the window with the following poem on it. It was simply advertising plums for $.50 a piece. I'd only seen this poem once before in a homemade Arcade Fire video but always loved it. There's an innocence about it and yet something perhaps darker beneath the surface, perhaps even a theft of something larger and far more important than merely plums. Enjoy.

This Is Just To Say
by William Carlos Williams

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

I bought two. Just to be safe.


Blogger Tania Rochelle said...

I wish more windows had poems in them.

8:50 PM  

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