Friday, April 8, 2011

This is Just to Say:Thank You for #poetryfriday


I wanted to show you plums painted by 
Adrian Coorte, but I had no luck finding them.
Here are strawberries instead. 
Each of those seeds is a little jewel of varnish. 
If you stand before the painting, they catch the light and sparkle. 
It's a very lively painting. 
This is Just to Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
saving
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

William Carlos Williams









I am going to say thank you to the librarians of Montana this morning. 
I'm taking this poem as my model for concision. It has always impressed me as a very grateful poem. 

Today's Poetry Friday Host is Madigan McGillicuddy of Madigan Reads.
Madigan has a review of Poetrees a collection of 19 poems about trees. I don't know about you, but I'm inordinately fond of trees.. 



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