Plums in the Icebox

Plums in the Icebox

I have loved this poem for probably 40 of my 50 years, after I first read it as a 10 year old school kid in Canada

The only thing that made it complicated when I searched for this little poem online…is that I occasionally confuse William Carlos Williams, and Ford Maddox Ford.  I believe they both wrote around the time of Dial Press, sort of the same modernist edge.  I love all the Dial Press writers- the women are especially interesting as both artists and thinkers.  You can find at the following link:

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