May 13th, 2008

poetry, exceptindreams

201: Sorry, But It Was Beautiful / This Is Just To Say

"Sorry, But It Was Beautiful"
Andrew Vecchione

This is just to say
sorry I took your money
and burned it.

But it looked
like the world falling apart
when it crackled and burned.

So I think it was worth it.
After all
you can't see the world fall apart every day.

a sixth grade student who based this on:

"This Is Just To Say"
William Carlos Williams

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