Today’s Birthday: WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS (1883)

 

William Carlos Williams (1883)

Trained as a pediatrician, Williams wrote poetry and practiced medicine in his New Jersey hometown. Regarded as one of the most original American poets of the 20th century, he closely observed American life and recorded his impressions in a lucid style. His poems, such as “The Red Wheelbarrow” and “This Is Just To Say,” are noted for making the ordinary appear extraordinary. He lost a post at the Library of Congress after one of his works drew scorn—as a result of what misunderstanding? More… Discuss

This Is Just To Say

 
by William Carlos Williams
 
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(more  )

 

2 responses to “Today’s Birthday: WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS (1883)

  1. Yes, he wrote such lovely simple vivid poems….

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