What we have here is one of William Carlos Williams’s most famous poems.  It is titled: “This is just to say.”

I have eaten

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.

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Gene Weingarten is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and writes "Below the Beltway," a weekly humor column that is nationally syndicated.