This is just to say: It’s not silly – it’s … er … poetry?

Jenners over at Life with a Little One has a wicked sense of humour and she loves challenging us! Our mission – if we accept it – is to write our own mixed-up version of this famous William Carlos Williams’ poem:

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
***********
lost-my-mind-1
I hope Williams isn’t turning in his grave! Here’s my contribution:
This is just to say
I have lost
my mind
the one in
my care
and which
you were saving
for someone
else
Forgive me
I’ll take good care of
the next one.
Promise!
Yes – you’re right. The silly season has just begun!

19 responses

  1. What a great assignment! I would surely give you an A. Every time I use that poem in class, the students just look at me blankly. Then I read “the red wheelbarrow” to them and they drop the class.

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    October 2, 2009 at 14:01

  2. Not bad. Not bad at all.

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    October 2, 2009 at 14:26

  3. You´re a natural! Loved them!

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    October 2, 2009 at 15:26

  4. You did a great job!

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    October 2, 2009 at 15:48

  5. Jen

    I love it!

    Jen

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    October 2, 2009 at 16:17

  6. That’s a good variant on a poem that I’ve never even heard of (shuffles away shame-facedly)

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    October 2, 2009 at 17:11

  7. That’s hilarious!

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    October 2, 2009 at 20:29

  8. Very cute!

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    October 2, 2009 at 20:40

  9. Well done, I am laughing with you!

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    October 2, 2009 at 22:35

  10. Po

    Hectic, I just lost my pen, but you lost your actual mind!

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    October 2, 2009 at 23:13

  11. Well I don’t know about William Carlos Williams, but I thought it was great! A mind is a terrible thing to waste … or lose! : )
    Thanks for playing!

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    October 3, 2009 at 00:57

  12. You made it look so easy! More please.
    xo

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    October 3, 2009 at 06:45

  13. Amy

    Bravo!! You’re a poet and you didn’t even know it!! Hey…that rhymes!! ;-))

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    October 3, 2009 at 09:50

  14. You are better at this than I would be…. you did a great job. I laughed out loud! 🙂

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    October 3, 2009 at 14:11

  15. Perfect! It explains so much! 🙂

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    October 4, 2009 at 05:18

  16. Some of us already knew your mind was missing..now you wrote it down and everyone will know:)

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    October 4, 2009 at 20:25

  17. Good job!

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    October 5, 2009 at 20:34

  18. True of so many of us!

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    October 5, 2009 at 20:46

  19. A mind is a terrible thing to lose. hehehe Love the poem!

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    October 8, 2009 at 12:44

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