A choral setting of three
William Carlos Williams poems
by Susan J Fischer

This Is Just to Say

This is just to say
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.


Under a low sky
this quiet morning
of red and yellow leaves,
a bird disturbs
no more than one twig
of the green leaved
peach tree.

The Red Wheelbarrow

So much depends
upon a red wheelbarrow
Glazed with rain water
beside the white chickens.

The Red Wheelbarrow Suite

Performance by the
University of Western Ontario
Faculty of Music Chorus
Darryl Edwards, conductor
London, Ontario