Friday, December 5, 2008

Just for fun: Geraniums, poetry, and pictures!

When I put together yesterday's post, I collected my geranium pictures and found I had enough nice ones for two posts... Hence, this post.

So I looked through my favorite book of poetry, Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle... And Other Modern Verse. Published in 1966, I chuckled at the sub-title which contains the words "modern verse." Compared to who? Shakespeare? Yeah, then it's still modern.

I found a suitable poem for the rest of my geraniums. Why?

Because the poet, William Carlos Williams takes the ordinary and elevates it into poetry.
I give you...

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.

For breakfast most weekdays I enjoy a five ingredient smoothie: whey powder, milk, banana, Splenda, and frozen blueberries -- so sweet and so cold. (And a pretty purple.)

I noticed that yesterday was my 50th blog entry! Woo-hoo! I remember the title of my first entry. It was... This is just to say... from October 22nd.

Deja vu all over again.


  1. you're 10 entries ahead of me. I just celebrated my 40th.

    Thanks for the poetry and pictures!

  2. Hmmm, you do like to bring back those posts from the past, don't you? :D

    Did you ever think you'd be blogging this much? I'm glad you do; you're always ready with a good dose of truth and beauty.

    The poem is interesting. I always wonder about those tiny-slice-of-life poems, how the poet ever decides on that one moment.