This is just to say

I have eaten
the persimmon
that was
on the ground

and which
you were probably
saving
for the opossum

Forgive me
it was delicious
so sweet
and so cold

(with apologies to William Carlos Williams)
Diospyros virginiana. Said in most accounts to only be palatable after the first frost. Well, it got cold. And, oh, my Darwin, it was incredible, the best I’ve ever tasted, as cold, rich, and sweet as ice-cream.

1 Response to “This is just to say”


  1. 1 Beverly Seaton November 17, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Yes! Thanks for the memory of WCW”s poem.


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