Friday, November 09, 2012
What are the benefits of raising children with poetry in the house? Upon arriving home, you get the delight of finding notes like this, from your college-age daughter:
This is just to say
I took the last 100 Grand bar
which you were probably saving.
it was so caramel-y,
and I just
got my braces off.
The real "This is Just to Say" by William Carlos Williams can be found here.
Here is a link to a recording of Williams reciting the poem, which comes from this page at Penn Sound -- a treasure trove of audio links.
Here is a video of Matthew Macfadyen (my daughters are swooning) just saying that he hogged the last of the plums.
The Poetry Friday round up is at Think Kid, Think!