How would you describe the philosophy of life suggested by the poem "This Is Just to Say"?

sharenej | Student

What a great poem, don't you think?

What you have to keep in mind is that a lot of poetry is subjective. My past experiences probably vary greatly from yours. As a result, each of our interpretations may be different.

This poem seems to be a note that was left in the kitchen or on the refrigerator. He apologizes for eating the plums that were in the icebox. He says that he knows she was probably saving them for breakfast and to please forgive him. However, he then goes on to say that they were delicious, sweet, and cold.

 I think you could go even further with this same idea...Is he really talking abotu plums? Maybe he's talking about cheating on his wife with another woman...

The way I see this poem, he's basically saying hey I know I did wrong, I hope you forgive me, but it was worth it. 

I guess if you follow my inerpretation, the philosophy on life would be do what makes you happy even if others may not approve. Or perhaps "act now, apologize later." 

Try to think about what it means to you and infuse that into your answer.