Monday, October 28, 2013

Review of a selection from "Oracles for Youth" by Caroline Gilman

A selection from "Oracles for Youth" by Caroline Gilman (1794 - 1888) was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on October 27, 2013.  A link to the piece may be found here:

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23739?utm_source=PAD%3A+from+Oracles+for+Youth+by+Caroline+Gilman&utm_campaign=poemaday_102713&utm_medium=email

According to the editor's notes, Mrs. Gilman was fond of fortune-telling games.  This selection reads like so many fortune cookies messages, only in rhyming couplets often without attention to rhythm.  Interestingly, not all of the fortunes are good.

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