Sunday, June 10, 2012

frozen plums

morning heat ~
the sweet temptation
of frozen plums

frozen plums – so irresistible as  William Carlos Williams says in ‘This is just to say’ – A poem I love so much...And it has often been a subject of analysis among us, so is any other imagist poem by WCW. I don't know, a poet friend of mine said, above all it speaks of the poet's selfishness....but i think it presents human nature in a good-humoured way. And more over it is the image, the poetic feel of words, the simple, crisp and clear language and the complex emotions that it brings forth, is what draws me to poem ~ oh well, no dissecting anymore. 

‘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 

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012


the song
that comes and goes ~ 

‘I do not know which to prefer, 
The beauty of inflections, 
Or the beauty of innuendoes, 
The blackbird whistling, Or just after’
 ~ Wallace Stevens

‘And let them pass, as they will too soon,
With the bean-flowers' boon,
And the blackbird's tune,
And May, and June!’ 
~ Robert Browning

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