An anagram's interest can be considerably enhanced if its background is known. The background of the several anagrams on VIOLETS is a case in point. We quote here, with the kind permission of Charles Scribner's Sons, from the book, Dialogues in Limbo, by the late Professor George Santayana tells a story, which has been compared to Plato's parable of the cave, about the child.
"Anagrams and Mutations,"
Word Ways: Vol. 2
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol2/iss1/3