Wednesday, September 19, 2012

10½ Intonations ( To all readers)





10½ Intonations ( To all readers)

A poem by Ben Okri 

1.
There is a secret trail of
books meant to inspire and
enlighten you.
find that trail.

2.
Read outside your nation
color, class, gender

3.
Read the books your
parents hate

4.
Read the books your
parents love

5.
Have one or two authors
that are important
that speak you,
and make their works
your secret passion

6.
Read widely
for fun,
for stimulation
for escape

7.
Don’t read what
everyone else is reading
check them out later
cautionly

8.
Read what you’re not
supposed to read

9.
Read for your own
liberation and metal
freedom

10.
Books are like mirrors
don’t just read the words
go into the mirror
that’s where the real
secrets are,
inside
behind
that’s where Gods dream
where our realities are born

10 ½.
Read the world
read the world
it is the most mysterious
book of all.. !!

2 comments:

Madhusudanan Pv said...

Of all, I like best, the 1/2 intonation quoted at last. Never the less, the rest 10 also stand good.

Abhisha said...

I think the 10 intonation stands good..I liked it..