Sunday, January 5, 2014

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

William Carlos Williams
from Collected Poems 1921-1931, published in 1934

Friday, January 3, 2014

Winter Trees

A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.

Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.

From Winter Trees by William Carlos Williams

Happy 2014 New Year!