“Found in The Female American”

A found poem from a 1767 novel by Unca Eliza Winkfield.

Recovered, my mind could hope;
great thinking often grows by inculcating¹ truths.

We become convinced that
force expression upon my will.

The time I imagine as words:
This was me.


by Kailey Ann

Source: Unca Eliza Winkfield. “Chapter 11,” pp. 69. The female American, or, The adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield (1767). Edited by Michelle Burnham, Broadview literary texts.

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