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William Carlos Williams
William Carlos Williams
Poet, novelist, essayist, and playwright William Carlos Williams is often said to have been one of the principal poets of the Imagist movement...
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FURTHER READING
Poems about Eating
A Wicker Basket
by Robert Creeley
Apples
by Grace Schulman
Breakfast
by Minnie Bruce Pratt
Dead Horse
by Thomas Lux
Dream In Which I Meet Myself
by Lynn Emanuel
Eating The Bones
by Ellen Bass
Eating Together
by Li-Young Lee
Egg
by Aleš Šteger
Man Eating
by Jane Kenyon
The Book of the Dead Man (Food)
by Marvin Bell
Woman on Twenty-Second Eating Berries
by Stanley Plumly
Poems about Fruit
Tender Buttons [Apple]
by Gertrude Stein, read by Ann Lauterbach
A Short History of the Apple
by Dorianne Laux
An Apple Gathering
by Christina Rossetti
Apples
by Grace Schulman
Aubade: Some Peaches, After Storm
by Carl Phillips
Basket of Figs
by Ellen Bass
Goblin Market
by Christina Rossetti
Orchard
by H. D.
Pear Tree
by H. D.
Persimmons
by Li-Young Lee
Recuerdo
by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Summary Wednesday
by Matthew Pennock
The Pomegranate
by Eavan Boland
The Tropics of New York
by Claude McKay
White Apples
by Donald Hall
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To a Poor Old Woman

 
by William Carlos Williams

munching a plum on 
the street a paper bag
of them in her hand

They taste good to her
They taste good 
to her. They taste
good to her

You can see it by
the way she gives herself
to the one half
sucked out in her hand

Comforted
a solace of ripe plums
seeming to fill the air
They taste good to her






From Collected Poems: 1939-1962, Volume II by William Carlos Williams, published by New Directions Publishing Corp. © 1962 by William Carlos Williams. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.
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