June 29

Power of poems

Jamie and I are in western Montana, rainy and cool. It is a welcome break with little cell phone coverage.
I give you poetry today. As William Carlos Williams said “It is difficult / to get the news from poems / yet men die miserably every day / for lack / of what is found there.”

He was a family doctor in Paterson, New Jersey. Here is a poem from him:

This Is Just To Say

I have eaten 
the plums 
that were in 
the icebox

and which 
you were probably 
for breakfast

Forgive me 
they were delicious 
so sweet 
and so cold