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This is just to say

I was listening to this episode of This American Life on the way home from somewhere the other day and in the second act, they talk about the famous poem by William Carlos Williams “This is just to say”. According to TAL contributor Sean Cole, this poem is among the “most spoofed poems around.” The examples they read were hilarious and I, like many others, was inspired to do my own parody of it. It’s about the fate of my first attempt at knitting socks.

This is just to say (from the dog)
by Jen

I have eaten
the sock project
that was in
your knitting basket

and which
you were probably
working on
for a while

Forgive me
it was delicious
so stringy
and so crunchy

2 thoughts on “This is just to say

  1. This is just to say
    I enjoy any spoof
    of a favorite poem.

    Especially when
    it’s from
    your dog.

    This is (also) just to say
    sorry to hear
    about the socks.

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