Apologetic Verse

I asked my students to write a note of apology similar to that written in the poem below by William Carlos Williams entitled: This is just to say.

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

Thanks to Jane Revell for bringing the poem to my attention at the recent ACEIA conference in Seville. Here are their efforts:


I forgot to
send you a message

Forgive me
I was in the street
and I didn’t have wifi


I have done
your homework

Forgive me
I was bored
VERY bored 🙂


I have finished
watching the film
because you are late

Forgive me
Do you want something to eat?


I have finished
the dinner
You haven’t got
anything for dinner

Forgive me
I was hungry


I have used
your pen
because I didn’t
have one

Forgive me
I had to write
something 🙂


I forgot to return
the pen you lent me

Forgive me
I have been so stressed
I’ll give it back tomorrow


I lost the
football match

Forgive me
I went to a party
last night
and I was
very tired


I haven’t made
the cake

Forgive me
I was
feeling lazy


I looked at you
when I was
kissing another girl

Forgive me
I don’t want to be
with you now


I have lost
your one million

Forgive me
I left it in the bar


I have made
the Christmas balls

Forgive me
I forgot you like to do it.


I have left home

Forgive me
I left at midnight

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