This Is Just To Say

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

-William Carlos Williams

Two interesting portraits of Williams to contrast, only three years apart, both for Life Magazine.

William Carlos Williams, Nov 01, 1954 by Lisa Larsen © Time / Life

William Carlos Williams, Nov 01, 1954 by Lisa Larsen © Time / Life

Williams Carlos Williams, 1951 in Rutherford, NJ by Alfred Eisenstaedt © Life

Williams Carlos Williams, 1951 in Rutherford, NJ by Alfred Eisenstaedt © Life