Poetry 11, 2014

This Is Just To Say
after William Carlos Williams

Those plums that
you ate
I did not
leave them there

in the
icebox, which someone
had saved
for breakfast

Why do you
ask forgiveness of
me? They
were not mine

———
Prompt: Find a poem you love. Translate it in some way. It could be from its original language to another. It could be from one voice into another voice. Rewrite something contemporary in a way that makes it sound old or something old into modern English. NaPoWriMo
Read the original poem: This Is Just To Say.

Viannah E. Duncan

Viannah E. Duncan is a writer and activist hailing originally from Los Angeles. She lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She has a cat, Cleo.

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