Saturday, November 15, 2014

Minimal, thanks, and you?

Here are two poems by William Carlos Williams:

The Red Wheelbarrow

so much depends
upon

a red wheel
barrow

glazed with rain
water

beside the white
chickens.


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


Besides these two poems I also want to share with you an email I received about a woman whose computer password was “MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLouieDeweyDonaldGoofySacramento” and when asked why she chose that particular password she replied that the instructions said it must have eight characters and at least one capital. I personally think Indianapolis or Tallahassee is funnier than Sacramento but that may just be me. Also, for all readers outside the U.S., Sacramento is the capital of California, Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana, and Tallahassee is the capital of Florida, but if you pass this story along I suggest that you say Helsinki.

Why, yes, I am feeling much better. Why do you ask?

5 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Love both poems - and wish that the fridge pilferers in my home were so polite.
And I am very, very glad to hear you are feeling better.

ADRIAN said...

Superb poems.

Hilltophomesteader said...

Hmmm. Perhaps you should have the missus check your apple juice.

The juice in my fridge
I had just a smidge

It tastes a bit tingly
So I've drinken it singly

I better go get some coffee ;-) I'm glad you're feeling better!

All Consuming said...

Small works of art. Another blogging friend sent me these very poems a while ago, I had not come across them before. I like the simplicity, though at heart I am a lover of words that spin fast enough to make the eyes wobble.

I too am gladdened to hear you are feeling better, though I must have missed that you were felling grim and therefore am coming in at the end of the film, which has a happy ending after all I'm pleased to see.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Mansfield, Texas

I have been
To Mansfield
South of
Fort Worth

It has
two main roads in
And two
roads out

There
Mr Brague resided
But he left
long ago

by William Carlos Pudding