This Is Just To Say

1996 | soprano/piano.

Poem by William Carlos Williams (1883-1963).

Song 2 of Plums.

The premiere recording is on the 2003 Albany release Dreaming — Songs of Lori Laitman, with soprano Jennifer Check and pianist Warren Jones. To purchase, please click here.


Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • 3: last note left hand should be an F natural NOT an F sharp
  • 11: first beat left hand is an F natural (and there should be a courtesy accidental for clarity)
  • 12: in the piano part, in the right hand, the last note is a B natural. A courtesy accidental will be added.
  • The last “mmm” does not occur in the original poem. It is my addition.