“Try to Find a Reason”

Deborah Purdy created “Try to Find a Reason” from The ABC of Electricity by William H. Meadowcroft (1888, rev. 1915). Please click here to read.

About the poem and the process of composing it, Deborah writes:

“Try to Find a Reason” was constructed by skimming through the text of The ABC of Electricity and collecting words and phrases. Selections were then remixed to create meaningful context.


Also by Deborah Purdy at HERON TREE: “Where It May Be,” “For the Same Reason,” “Other Signs,” and “Enough.”