Doggerel verse is a form of poetry that was particularly popular in treaty ports. Photo: Getty Images Doggerel verse is a form of poetry that was particularly popular in treaty ports. Photo: Getty Images
Doggerel verse is a form of poetry that was particularly popular in treaty ports. Photo: Getty Images
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Doggerel verse was once Hong Kong’s most popular form of poetry, allowing for the expression of emotional truths

  • One of the more talented writers was Shamus A’Rabbitt, an American mining engineer who spent decades in China and Japan
  • Volumes of his verse were illustrated by the White Russian artist Sapajou

Doggerel verse is a form of poetry that was particularly popular in treaty ports. Photo: Getty Images Doggerel verse is a form of poetry that was particularly popular in treaty ports. Photo: Getty Images
Doggerel verse is a form of poetry that was particularly popular in treaty ports. Photo: Getty Images
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