Wednesday, September 9, 2009

so sweet and so cold

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold
(This is just to say by William Carlos Williams)
100 Essential American Poems by Leslie M. Pockell

"It looked like iced apple juice, with a green straw and a paper parasol stuck through a maraschino cherry."

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

I like this old poem about the stolen plums and this quote from The Lightning Thief. The apple juice quote is so vivid and has the same imagery as the plums. There is also some kind of treachery involved in both - the stealing of the plums and the apple juice not tasting like it is supposed to.

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