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A reprint

Favorites sometimes demand a repost. I love this one which I wrote at an earlier time.
For the original on which I am commenting and which William Carlos Williams wrote, click here. It is called “This is just to say.”

William Carlos Williams apologizes

William Carlos Williams apologizes

He says he regrets he ate the plums

He knows they were meant to be served for breakfast

Is he really sorry that he enjoyed his fruit?

His apology seems more than a little insincere– I think

He enjoyed his late night snack, savored its deep flavor,

He recalls the taste of his forbidden fruit with pleasure

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