With apologies to Wm Carlos Williams

This is just to say we could not eat the plums--
they were so many
pyramided together in plastic,
hailing from casa de Costco
where everything is sold in bulk.

We could not eat the plums.
unripe as they were--
purple/black skins
yielding to (very) firm yellow
(oh! not sweet)

We enlisted children,
yea grandchildren--
the 5 of them, and
their parents
but the pyramid remained piled
for ripening another

Oh--you bought apricots, too?
But we still have these plums........

Linking with the wonderful writing crowd at dVerse Pub for Open Link Night


  1. haha...i would be all over the plums....i am glad though you invited the grands to jump in...if there are any left...i will eat the plums....smiles.

  2. I hate bitter plums too. but, when they'er ripe yummy. cute work.

  3. cute. I've never been one for plums myself, so I can't help. I will say I'll take the bucket of blackberries from casa de Costco, regardless of tartness...granted a crust them in sugar...

    sweet poem.

  4. Sharp as the plums! I've been there. Kind of fortunately our plum tree hasn't fruited this year!