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William Carlos Williams’ famous poem about eating someone else’s plums, This Is Just To Say, became a popular meme in the last year. People replaced the word plums with other nouns, such as ...


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,''This Is Just to Say'' from The Collected Poems: Volume I, 1909-1939, copyright ©1938 by New Directions Publishing ... Feast on this smorgasbord of poems about eating and ...


The latest iteration of the icebox plum meme reimagines the poem by mashing its themes and words up with popular song lyrics. Think of them as remixes of the greatest hits in poetry, hip hop, and ...


This poem establishes two important and separate signposts for future poets: 1: the title is part of the poem. This is Just to Say is both the title and first line of this poem; 2: it is acceptable to write a poem about an everyday experience (i.e. eating plums) that helps the reader live the experience along with the poet.


How William Carlos Williams’s famous poem about plums in the icebox became a meme, and what it has to do with baby shoes and Twitter’s expanded character count.


Plums - They’re Santa Rosas, crimson, touched by blue. They’re Santa Rosas, crimson, touched by blue, with slightly mottled skin and amber flesh, transparently proposing by their hue the splendor of an August morning, fresh but ruddy, ripening toward fall.—"So sweet, so cold," the poet said; but this one’s tart, its sunny glow perfected in deceit, as emulation of a cunning heart.


Here’s why William Carlos Williams’s poem “This Is Just to Say” has become a meme with people on Twitter joking about plums in the icebox.


The finest fruity poems selected by Dr Oliver Tearle Many poets have written lyrically about fruit over the years, whether it’s apples, cherries, oranges, or figs. Here are ten of the very finest poems about fruit in all of English literature. Thomas Campion, ‘Cherry-Ripe’. We’ll begin our rundown of the […]


I am often asked the question: 'What is your favorite type of food?' Although I always answer Japanese, the real response should be and is pierogi, the delectable Polish dumplings that my mother, Big Martha, made so well in many incarnations: potato, sweet cabbage, blueberry, peach, plum, and apricot.