One more memorable poem by WCW--a famous one, which I imagine began as a note typed to his wife, which turned into a poem. Was it a fair trade?--this poem for the plums she was saving??

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

  • Tone: Is he really sorry? Apologetic? Triumphant? Smug? Tactful? Amused? Good humored?
  • Is this a real poem? What makes it worthwhile?