They Taste Good

September 12, 2012 § 2 Comments

I love the simplicity and joy of this poem by William Carlos Williams:

To a Poor Old Woman
munching a plum on
the street a paper bag
of them in her hand.

They taste good to her
They taste good
to her. they taste
good to her

You can see it by
the way she gives herself
to the one half
sucked out in her hand

Comforted
a solace of ripe plums
seeming to fill the air
They taste good to her

Advertisements

Tagged: ,

§ 2 Responses to They Taste Good

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading They Taste Good at offthefrontporch.

meta

%d bloggers like this: