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For Samuel Finley Breese Morse

Poetic Asides November 2013 Poem-A-Day Challenge – Day 21: a “secret message” poem

For Samuel Finley Breese Morse

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TRANSLATION:

There once was a man named Sam Morse,
Who developed, for better or worse,
A new way to write,
Hiding words in plain sight,
But it’s not a great way to read verse.

© Susan Schoeffield

 

Posted to Poetic Asides on 12/21/13 at 10:18 a.m.

2 thoughts on “For Samuel Finley Breese Morse

  1. My comment has nothing to do about the poem or Samuel Morse. Upon learning of the telegraph connection between Texas and Maine, I believe Thoreau comments (which is true today): It remains to be seen whether Texas and Maine have anything to say to one another.

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