Wednesday, September 21, 2011

This is just to say

We picked up these plums last weekend at the farmer's market, and they've been ripening in a bowl on the counter ever since. I just love them. They remind me so much of:

  • My grandma and the plum cake she used to make

  • This scrumptious poem by William Carlos Williams:

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


Anna said...

That reminded me of the This American Life episode with the takeoffs of that poem:

Do you have that plum cake recipe? I was thinking of making something like that for the party this weekend.

ErinM said...

I have read that poem before. Unfortunately, I have no idea when or where I read it...