Ten writers for children. All with something to say.


This Is Just To Say

We have appropriated
the motif
of your poem
for our blog

ten potatoes
offering variations
on your singular

Forgive us
this sincerest
form of


Edie Hemingway said...

Wonderful variation! I'm really enjoying all these creative approaches.

Christy said...

It's pretty fascinating how one poem can inspire each of us in an entirely different way--your poem says that well.

Stephanie said...

Yay, I love it! This should have been the first one we posted:) Well done, Mark.

Lauren said...

I think we all need ways to confess-- this poem by WCW is such a humble confession poem-- compassionate to one's self and to the one wronged. It is no wonder it inspires. Well done, Mark.

David LaRochelle said...

I think WCW would be delighted to see how he has inspired us! Very nice, Mark!

Are others aware of Joyce Sidman's wonderful book: THIS IS JUST TO SAY, POEMS OF APOLOGY AND FORGIVENESS? The premise is a class of third graders writing their own forgiveness poems. By all means check it out!