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Honourable mention in the 1st Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest.
With my being allowed to eat the servants, I felt sorry I had in my possession a curious Japanese sword—broad, three-sided in the blade, and in shape, a moving snake; this circumstance gave the weapon great value. For several days, they continued to visit the house, bringing along with them some fresh companion.
Erasure poetry is created by starting with an existing text and erasing bits in such a way that the words left in place take on new shapes and meanings. For the 1st Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest, we posted an excerpt from Roughing It in the Bush by Susanna Moodie, a memoir written in 1852.