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this is just to say

July 17, 2010

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

-William Carlos Williams, 1962

The plums at the Farmer’s Market this morning were beautiful; I couldn’t resist picking up a bunch. I love their firm, sunset-colored sweetness. I could just stare at them all day long. But instead, I will be baking them into a plum cake, just like Miss Amelie.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 18, 2010 9:26 am

    Beautiful pics! Might just have to try this recipe. Plums are in season and I’m headed to the FM this morning. Thanks for the post.

  2. July 19, 2010 11:44 am

    Beautiful poem. Beautiful plums.

  3. Caroline permalink*
    July 19, 2010 10:52 pm

    @ Annie and Beth!

    Thanks! I love taking pictures of fresh produce — somehow, I just don’t think the photos can ever come out badly. Sooooo loverly.

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