Thanks Atticus, for reading one of my favorite William Carlos Williams poems.
And, now, on this very snowy day (one of a series, a whole new genre of snow storms mayhap)….
I present to you two of my own “This is to Say” poems written back in the day with the writing group of Toni, Mary, and Ronnie. We collected our poems, bought 4 empty journals with the cover title of “Write It Baby!” and taped them in with pictures, as in stamp-booking. (Mary was our leader in this.)
3. And now Flossie Williams’s reply to William Carlos upon seeing the note he left her in the fridge. (A potential for another whole new genre: not only can we do “this is to say” poems we can do replies to this is to say poems. Ah. The wonder of it all.
(crumped on her desk) Dear Bill: I've made a couple of sandwiches for you. In the ice-box you'll find blue-berries--a cup of grapefruit a glass of cold coffee. On the stove is the tea-pot with enough tea leaves for you to make tea if you prefer--Just light the gas-- boil the water and put it in the tea Plenty of bread in the bread-box and butter and eggs-- I didn't know just what to make for you. Several people called up about office hours-- See you later. Love. Floss. Please switch off the telephone.