Monday, May 26, 2008

This is just to say...

This is just to say
I poured the last of the Prosecco
into my glass
from the bottle which
you probably would have liked
to finish yourself
Forgive me
Do you still
want to cuddle?

And now a bonus verse for BiV:

This is just to say
I wrote about booze
for your meme
about church
to capture the spirit of it
in my own terms
Forgive me
So naughty
and so fun!

Now, I haven't been tagging people for memes lately, but this is kind of an unusual one, so I think I'll pass out some tags. First, I'd like to tag all of the Nonbelieving Literati, because one little poem parody should be simplicity itself for these brilliant lit types. Then, I'd like to tag everyone involved in the Carnival of Elitist Bastards, for the same reason. Also, I'd like to tag Greta Christina and Trey -- as my wedding present. ;^)

Finally, I'll tag MathMom because I think she'd get a kick out of this game.

FYI, here's the poem (by William Carlos Williams) you're supposed to spoof:

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

10 comments:

Bored in Vernal said...

This is just to say,
Chanson,
That I thought the poem was about plums
Not the Church
And, geez, you couldn't
Fit SEX in there somewhere??
Forgive me,
I think you need to change
Your last word. :)

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey BiV!!!

LOL, it was meant to be implied... ;^)

the chaplain said...

Okay, I'll give this a whirl:

This is Just to Say
I have a terrible case of writer’s block
All of the ideas that were in my mind
And which
I had been saving
For an occasion such as this
Have been completely lost.
Forgive me.
They were great ideas
So profound
And oh, so wickedly funny.

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Chaplain!!!

Not bad for somebody who's suffering from writer's block! :D

Lynet said...

Oh, I love William Carlos Williams! He awes me. I could never write poems with his fresh brilliance. I can imitate them, though:

This Is Just To Say

I was waiting
out here
in the hope
you'd show up

because
of a clever line
you said
a month ago

Forgive me
it was delicious
so subtle
and so flattering

Oh, and I have to correct the line breaks in your version. The original goes like this:

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

You should see the silly 'interpretations' on the Wikipedia page for that poem. They're ridiculous! The poem doesn't have to mean more than it says. It's a beautiful expression of the commonplace.

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Lynet!!!

That's a great one!!! Is it a reference to an actual clever line?

Also, thanks for correcting my formatting of the poem. I hate to admit this, but I wasn't familiar with this poem until BiV tagged me. That's the cool thing about blogging -- so many fun new things to learn and try!! :D

Lynet said...

Well, yeah, actually, there is a real clever line I was thinking of. It takes quite a bit of explaining, though, because it was said during the course of an improv scene.

C. L. Hanson said...

That whole improv thing sounds like so much fun!!! :D

The Exterminator said...

This Is Just to Say

I have eaten
the Snickers
that was in
the freezer,

and which you
were probably
hiding
from me.

But I found
it behind
the Weight Watchers
frozen brownies.

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Exterminator!!!

That's a great one!!! I knew the Nonbelieving Literati would be good at this! Meanwhile, no sign of the Elitist Bastards...