As a follow up to my post about the book Not Quite the Man for the Job by Adam Ford, I have been contacted by the author and he has very kindly given permission for me to share a couple of the poems from his book. I think you will see why my students enjoyed the poetry book so much.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with William Carlos Williams’ “This is just to say” . . . here it is.
This is just to say
I have eaten
that were in
you were probably
they were delicious
and so cold
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Love the reply to “this is just to say”! One of my very favorite poems, and yours is a perfect bookend to it –
Brilliant, I really enjoyed these and can quite understand why they appealed to your students. I didn’t get anything like this at school.
Okay, so I couldn’t wait. THIS IS AWESOME. I so want to share this book with my students. I’m going to go buy a copy now. I, too will have dog-eared pages. : )
Glad you like it.
This is one of the funniest things I’ve read in some time. Love it.
His poems just seemed to resonate with me. The students found many poems that they liked in his book.