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This Is Just To Say


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I have spoken

Her name

that was long

hidden


and which

you were probably

protecting

from hate and misuse


Forgive me

She is majestic

so full of wisdom

and so loving.


By Charlotte Scholl Shurtz, 24. The poem was written in imitation of William Carlos Williams' "This Is Just To Say," which apologizes about eating the plums in an icebox.