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This Is Just To Say

This Is Just To Say


by William Carlos Williams

This Is Just To Say Resources


Williams on Modern American Poetry

Get the scoop on our main man with these short bios and commentaries on some of his major poems, including "This Is Just To Say."

Williams on Poets.org

If the last site didn't satisfy your WCW craving, check out this one, which has a biography and links to tons of his poems, both printed and—get this—read aloud.

Walk the Williams Walk

Just in case you missed it in our "Trivia" section, be sure to check out this site, where you can make your own "This Is Just To Say," about french fries. Or really anything; Shmoop just really likes french fries.


Saying "This Is Just To Say"

Mr. Darcy, ahem, we mean Matthew Macfadyen, reads "This Is Just To Say," and acts it out, too.

Voices and Visions

Here's part one of an awesome documentary on Williams. Be sure to click through and watch the other parts as well. And be sure to check out the rest of the Voices and Visions series.


"This Is Just To Say"

Hey, what do you know—this poem only takes eighteen seconds to read.

Many Williams Poems Read Aloud

A huge collection of poems, including "This Is Just To Say," read aloud by Williams. If you're not a fan after listening, well, then we don't know what you are.

Articles and Interviews

WCW in The Paris Review

For those in the know, The Paris Review is code for The Big Time.


Older Williams

Sweet hat.


No, it's not that thing you lug to a picnic.


Collected Poems

Get your paws on everything Williams wrote, put together (volume 1 of 2).

Selected Poems

For those who desire quality over quantity, check out this volume, selected by former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky.

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