The Magic of Reading

by Patrick Liew on January 12, 2015

Letter, word, line, page,
Story, poem, essay, cage;
What you see is what you get
That isn’t reading, not quite yet.

Once upon a time, I encountered a magical place
In it there was no concept of time and none of space.
“Second star to the right and straight on ‘till morning,”
Said the lost boy with the Pan.
Reading can take you to Neverland, yes it can.

There lives a man who cannot speak, can no longer move,
Reading is the great professor in disguise;
For despite all this, one can see the discovery in his eyes—
The whole world he wanted to tell
And so we have Hawking’s The Universe in a Nutshell

Black on white, reading is ink on light.
Day or night, reading is no singular sight.

Reading leaves neither stone nor story unturned
Once, twice, thrice always leaves a lesson to be learned.
Authors far and wide fill crevice and crack,
Each page turn takes you forward, through, and back.

Reading is painting of word and mind
Producing artworks one of a kind.
Like a master key to doors known and unknown;
Reading allows you to see more than is shown.

Black on white, reading is ink on light.
Day or night, pick up a book and take flight.

– Patrick Liew and an anonymous poet


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