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This is Just to Say

William Carlos Williams
A two-toned purple poster features the poem, This is Just to Say by William Carlos Williams, written in white text.

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

"This is Just to Say" by William Carlos Williams from Collected Poems 1909-1939, Volume I. Copyright © 1938 by New Directions Publishing Corp. Reprinted with the permissions of New Directions Publishing Corp.