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This is just to say

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The original

This Is Just To Say
William Carlos Williams, 1883 - 1963


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


The parodies

An early project to keep track of all MetaFilter's versions of this poem can be found here.
A more recent thread that does the same thing is here.
Meanwhile, elsewhere on the web, Wondermark did a great version of its own.


The generator

Cortex built an auto-generator that spits out riffs on this poem. It lives here.