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-- to WCW

Who do you think you are, William,
to steal my farmer’s market plums
and leave a poem on a napkin
in the icebox for compensation?

Of course I was saving them!
My plan was to sleep in,
then enjoy my sweet, ripe treat
found gone with you this morning.

Forgive you? Did you think your
doggerel confession was as delicious
or held the value of a Picasso doodle?
It doesn’t. I checked on eBay.


------
The quickest way for me to learn something new is to first understand why I'd like to learn it.


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The following comments are for "YOU DIDN’T EVEN MAKE COFFEE!"
by poeteye

Some Would Trade Their Plums for Prunes
Many plums...
meet their juicy destiny...
at the hands of poetic prunes...

( Posted by: awhippingflame [Member] On: May 3, 2015 )

doggerel confession
Honestly, this reads like a morning after note; a Dear John letter. Or Dear James? Ha ha. And that to me means it's open to interpretation.

But I also read literal plum stealing. Either way, I enjoyed William's thieving ways. And that last line made me laugh.

( Posted by: toscano [Member] On: May 5, 2015 )

poetic conversation
The original was a poem by William Carlos Williams, supposedly written to his wife. I just imagined her answer.

( Posted by: poeteye [Member] On: May 6, 2015 )

Plum Foolery!
Love this Jamesuldn't have put it past Toscano to have snatched it! Love that you are both here. I'm having trouble with my computer, and haven't been around much lately...but i'm always with you in spirit!

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: May 13, 2015 )





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