This is Just to Say – with apologies – humorous poems

Creative Writing tutor, Hilary Lewis, has been  looking at ‘What is a poem?’, and, in particular, the Imagist poets (read on and the poems will explain what this means).  Students wrote for fun in the final session.

The group read a very famous Imagist poem written by William Carlos Williams,  which you probably know: 


by 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

 Students then wrote their own versions ‘With apologies to William Carlos Williams’ .  Click here: THIS IS JUST TO SAY with apologies

The final poem by Liz is based on another of his famous poems: The Red Wheelbarrow’.

Well done to Norman Banner, Mark Theobald, Val Dyman, Liz Liggins and Francis Hruszka.

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