This is Just to Say, an emulation poem

With apologies to WC Williams by  Mayawoodall

This is just to say

I have written

my slice
for today
to be done

for grading
and for posting
to end this quarter.

Forgive me
WC Williams
your poem

is now mine.

The original W. C. Williams poem:

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


5 thoughts on “This is Just to Say, an emulation poem

  1. Better late than never….This was such a neat ending slice! I really loved it. I’ve never seen the original. Thanks for bringing it to light – It’s a beautiful “writerly life!!” Loved your writing this month. Will check back on Tuesdays for you!


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