Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
May 26th, 2015 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 288,562 comments.
Analysis and comments on This Is Just To Say by William Carlos Williams

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 
[21] 22 23 24 25

Comment 43 of 243, 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 42 of 243, 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 41 of 243, 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

Daly from Jordan
Comment 40 of 243, 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 39 of 243, 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 38 of 243, 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 37 of 243, added on October 29th, 2005 at 3:49 PM.

Very sensual- I can feel the taste of cold plums on my tongue...

Kasia from Poland
Comment 36 of 243, added on October 3rd, 2005 at 7:31 AM.

It is really good.

Comment 35 of 243, 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 34 of 243, 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

This poem has been commented on more than 10 times. Click below to see the other comments.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 
[21] 22 23 24 25
Share |

Information about This Is Just To Say

Poet: William Carlos Williams
Poem: This Is Just To Say
Added: Feb 20 2003
Viewed: 1234 times
Poem of the Day: Nov 22 2008

Add Comment

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding this poem better? If they are accepted, they will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.

Do not post questions, pleas for homework help or anything of the sort, as these types of comments will be removed. The proper place for questions is the poetry forum.

Please note that after you post a comment, it can take up to an hour before it is visible on the website! Rest assured that your comment is not lost, so don't enter your comment again.

Comment on: This Is Just To Say
By: William Carlos Williams

Name: (required)
E-mail Address: (required)
Show E-mail Address:
Yes No
Poem Comments:

Poem Info

Williams Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links