If you’ve never read it, William Carlos Williams’ “This Is Just To Say” is one of the best poems in the history of ever, partially because it’s so ridiculous, and partially because it’s actually perfection.
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For whatever reason, Twitter has decided that this is the latest meme to knock it out of the park, so just for you, here are our favorites!
Yo, forgive me, let’s kick it!
Ice box baby
Ice box baby
All right stop
Collaborate I have eaten
All the plums that had been in the ice box
They were so cold, sweet, and delicious
You were probably saving them for breakfast
— Jenny Jaffe (@jennyjaffe) November 28, 2017
cut your plums into pieces
they are so cold and sweet
in the icebox
give lots of fucks
it’s your breakfast I’m eatin
— Leigh Cowart (@voraciousbrain) November 30, 2017
Now this is a story just to say
That I ate the plums in the icebox today
And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there
I’m sorry that the plums really weren’t to share
— Santa Truther (@jordanhirsch) November 28, 2017
Icebox plums, icebox plums
This is just to say
Oh what fun it is to eat
The breakfast you had saved
— Gretchen McCulloch (@GretchenAMcC) November 29, 2017
You had a little icebox,
But now it’s out of plums.
They were so sweet and tasty
And cold upon my gums.
Oh, icebox, icebox, icebox!
I ate from you today.
And now you’re bare and empty,
And this is just to say.#WilliamCarolsWilliams
— (((Joe Kessler))) (@lesserjoke) November 30, 2017
once upon a midnight dreary,
while I pondered, weak and weary,
over many a quaint and curious icebox
of forgotten plums
while i saved them, never eating,
suddenly there came a bleating,
as of someone gently tweeting
using just their thumbs
to inform me they’d consumed my plums
— Sean Barrett (@nothings) November 30, 2017
I saw the best plums of my generation destroyed by Williams, starving hysterical naked,
dragging himself through the icebox shelves at dawn looking for a sweet cold fix
— Ian Whittington (@Sir__Ian) November 30, 2017
If you can save your plums for breakfast when all about you
Are losing theirs & blaming it on you,
Yours is the icebox & everything that’s in it,
And, which is delicious, so sweet & so cold.
— HANS. BUBBY. (@amosmicah) November 30, 2017
so much depends
plums in the
that you were
to eat for
— Good Saint Nic (@ElemPeng) November 30, 2017
Because I would not stop for plums,
I ate all yours, you see.
And now the icebox holds just pits;
I’m sorry. –Willie C.
— MedusaSansFrontières (@OpheliaInWaders) November 30, 2017
nobody, not even the icebox, has such small plums.
— Austin Gingerbreadson ? (@osutein) November 30, 2017
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