3 thoughts on “This Is Just to Say

  1. Also:This American Life Episode: 354 Mistakes Were MadeAct Two. Youre Willing to Sacrifice Our Love. Theres a famous William Carlos Williams poem called This is Just to Say. Its about, among other things, causing a loved one inconvenience and offering a non-apologizing apology. Its only three lines long, youve probably read itthe one about eating the plums in the icebox. Marketplace reporter (and published poet) Sean Cole explains that this is possibly the most spoofed poem around. We asked some of our regular contributors to get into the act. Sarah Vowell, David Rakoff, Starlee Kine, Jonathan Goldstein, Shalom Auslander and Heather ONeill, all came upwith their own variations of Williamss classic lines. (6 minutes)

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