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This Is Just To Say by William Carlos Williams, Jist ti Let Yi No by Tom Leonard, Totally chuffed that by Justin Tuijl

There have been many versions of "This Is Just To Say" by William Carlos Williams

This is the original, followed by a Scottish dialect one, and then my take, of the take(!):



William Carlos Williams:

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

Tom Leonard (Scottish dialect):

Jist ti Let Yi No

ahv drank
thi speshlz
that wurrin
thi frij

n thit
yiwurr probbli
hodn back
furthi pahrti

awright
they wur great
thaht stroang
thaht cawld


Justin Tuijl:

Totally chuffed that

I’ve snorted
yer charly
that yer were
hidin’ in the lav

and what
yer were totally
holdin’
out on me wiv

Fuck right off
it werra top class
sweet hit
and sick



Here are some more takes on the poem:

http://www.wildhoneypress.com/voices/Williams.htm


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