This is Just To Say . . . Day 11 of NPM

A little William Carlos . . . sorry, not sorry . . . for your Friday



This Is Just To Say by William Carlos Williams

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


I love the idea of a poem that we might see on a sticky note (or three) on the refrigerator in our homes. Where else might we find sticky-note messages or apologies throughout our lives?  Might be fun to do a “sticky-note” poem or two with your students as a mini creative writing piece.  This works with Imagist poetry if you’d like to highlight other poets from the Imagist movement. 🙂

Here’s a quick little assignment I did with my students years ago in freshmen English, where they have to write their own “sorry, but not sorry” poem: I’m sorry, but

Here are some additional resources for William Carlos Williams.


Have fun! Happy Friday 🙂