Wednesday, 29 September 2010

This Is Just To Say...

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

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)


  1. -and you took a beautiful photo as well...

  2. I love plums. If I found that note in the morning, there would be hell to pay.

  3. Reminds me of Agen where the plums are transformed into prunes. A lot tastier than it might sound

  4. I wonder if the fact that googling Agen, the no 9 site is Agen rugby club has anything to do with Mr M 's comment. Probably a plum site to visit.
    Cornwall has had a bumper year for Victorias and ripening at a steady rate without a glut. Just a daily gorge!

  5. pruneau a l'Armagnac - not recommended by the doctor though I fear

  6. "And now I have a tummy ache."

    Now *that* would be a fitting punishment for a plum thief.

    And if he had stolen the greengages, well, just he'd just better watch out is all I can say.

  7. a serious case of Damson in distress

  8. One of my favourite poems - though I often wonder if I'd be tolerant if someone ate my plums!

  9. Oh I remember this poem from school. And trying to sneak plums out of the dining hall!

    K x

  10. I think that this is one of the best notes ever to be left for someone

  11. This reminds me of notes my brother wrote to our mother. Mostly, there apologised for eating her Easter Eggs.
    His best friend called him a 'Swine', for eating his mother's eggs.


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