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More hidden verse from obscure sources …

Another intrepid verse miner has dug through a novel by Harry Castlemon called Rodney the Overseer from 1892. I don’t know how she stumbled upon the poem, or even upon the novel, but I think she must have seen something in the book that spoke to her.

Check it out here, and catch up with more unique writing at The Disappointed Housewife.

And if you’ve got something that belongs there, submit it!

 

3 comments on “More hidden verse from obscure sources …

  1. Audrey Driscoll
    January 26, 2018

    Okay, I’ve forgotten just what hidden verse is. I did read the piece, and liked it, but I couldn’t remember just how such a poem is created, and what relationship it has to the originating work. Does one select phrases deliberately or randomly from the text and assemble them?

    • Kevin Brennan
      January 26, 2018

      Seems to be a completely random thing. Just go mining through the text for provocative phrases, images, etc., and put them together in an interesting way. For fun, mainly, I think. 😉

      • Audrey Driscoll
        January 27, 2018

        That certainly has possibilities, especially if you “mine” unlikely texts.

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