Comment -160 of , added on November 27th, 2005 at 10:17 AM.
everyone who says this poem sucks is just showing how sorry they are for
themselves for not being able to express how they feel using simple words
and have it come out so beautiful.
having said that, I love this poem.
Tiban from Mexico
Comment -161 of , added on November 15th, 2005 at 7:01 PM.
I think the poem is based on Fruedian theory. The plums which were being
saved for breakfast are really a womens virginity (she was saving it for
marrage). He apologizes for taking her virginity by asking for forgiveness.
It was "so sweet and so cold" because as a virgin it felt so good to him
but at the same time so cold because he took something she was saving. Her
virginity was something only one man could have.
Vivianna from United States
Comment -162 of , added on November 8th, 2005 at 2:49 PM.
Well I totally disagree with the eating thing and I the poem is totally
metaphoric and symbolic though very simple words were usued. I don't think
it conveys pain at all, he's merely apologizing to his wife/lover in a nice
Comment -163 of , added on November 8th, 2005 at 8:15 AM.
I think this poem is about a pain because no one eat plum for breakfast .
there is nothing to eat . Because he is hungry he took the plum without
Asma from Oman
Comment -164 of , added on November 6th, 2005 at 6:10 PM.
i believe this poem to be an apology from one lover to another. The
meaning to this poem is hidden beneath the simple words which Williams uses
very specifically. He is clearing his conscience, confessing he made a
mistake but has no regrets about doing what he did.
Campy from Canada
Comment -165 of , added on October 31st, 2005 at 8:04 AM.
i think it is an appolagize for a partner,but not as simple as it looks.i
think it is full of a big regression that floods out of its words.
zuhal from Turkey
Comment -166 of , added on October 29th, 2005 at 3:49 PM.
Very sensual- I can feel the taste of cold plums on my tongue...
Comment -167 of , added on October 3rd, 2005 at 7:31 AM.
It is really good.
Comment -168 of , added on September 22nd, 2005 at 12:01 AM.
It is simple, yet beautiful.
Just a note apologizing.
Like if you forgot to get your
love a valentine gift, you softley
ask for forgiveness, with a tear.
Shari from United States
Comment -169 of , added on September 18th, 2005 at 7:29 PM.
Agreed -- this poem is really terribly romantic. The teasing tone is what
really gets to me. I imagine that this is from one spouse to his
wife/partner of many years -- to be able to flirt and tease after lots of
time is just wonderful.
And what kills me is that you know the spouse is probably happy that he
enjoyed the plums.
Catherine from United States