This Is Just To Say | A poem by William Carlos Williams, 1934

Georges Braque, Verre, pommes, couteau [Glass, apples, knife], 1941

 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, This Is Just To Say, 1934

William Carlos Williams wrote a quick note to his wife one morning, a ‘passing
gesture’, and stuck it on the refridgerator before heading off to work.

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