Read On


I.


Think ah reading azz an adventure
'n process of voyaging wit words

Consider it as azz exploration
'n way ah listening ta voices unheard

Regard reading as kommunion
'n chance ta meet persons you'd never see
'n a soul-stretching
sentence-transcending
process of conversing with
other beings

II.

Readers should wrestle with texts
rather than blindly accept the print

Don't be afraid ta challenge authors
or fight fer yah believe

Between the extremes ah doubt 'n faith
text transmutes az ideas take shape.

III.

To engage a text
be persistent
yet also willin' ta wait

It takes alchemy
ta commune with characters
& make ideas take shape

Think of texts as morsels:
rather than a whole body of ideas
in their entirely

All texts deserving to be printed
offer feasts for those willing to
read.

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