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Sorry but it was beautiful

April 25, 2008

“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.”

Heard on last weeks episode of This American Life. Also found in comments here, credited to Andrew Vecchione (6th Grade). Spoof of William Carlos Williams’s This Is Just To Say.

If you are a more talented poet than I, please share your own spoof.  The original poem is:

“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”

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 25, 2008 2:27 pm

    I’m normally not a fan of poetry.. but I like the symbolism in both

  2. April 25, 2008 2:41 pm

    I like short and simple poems. Like these!

    And this one.
    And this one too, my favorite perhaps.

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