Quarkoala

United States

My Passions:
-Physics.
-Writing.
-Math.
-Reading.
-Music.
-Computer science.

My Large Collections:
-Books.
-Tabletop games.

Message to Readers

This is the same as the version I already published, except that it doesn't start with a large letter.

The Reader's Delight

April 15, 2020


Wings flap a storm, like leaves
Good for you, they say, without a second thought
But so much of it turns, yet one believes
A book can change, that's what's taught

Good for you they say, without a second thought
The world leaves you alone, you stand still
A book can change, that's what's taught
But read not to change, but to fill

The world leaves you alone, and you stand still
The book around you has no words, no pages
But read not to change, but to fill
But this is wrong, as they think through the ages

The book around you has no words, no pages
It has no errors, not even a kink
But this is wrong, as they think through the ages
All you can do, all you can think

It has no errors, not even a kink
Yet it must have some problem, or else
All you can do, all you can think
Is how you make it, but it speaks for itself

Yet it must have some problem, or else
The world will be bored, and come crashing down, which:
Is how you make it, but it speaks for itself
And if it has some problems, give it a stitch

The world will be bored, and come crashing down, which:
Means suddenly it's only pages in a book
And if it has some problems, give it a stitch
But nothing can return what the word took

Means suddenly it's only pages in a book
You are disappointed
But nothing can return what the world took
Unless the book is reappointed

You are disappointed
The world: corrupt
Unless the book is reappointed
Book, open up

The world: corrupt
The cover gleams
Book, open up
See the seams

The cover gleams
The pages fly
See the seams
Dare to try

The pages fly
Symbols flash, off and on
Dare to try
To read, before they're gone

Symbols flash, off and on
You must try
To read, before they're gone
You will fly

You must try
To enter the words
You will fly
Like the birds

To enter the words
You will be being
Like the birds
You will be seeing

You will be being
Inside the world
You will be seeing
The story unfurled

Inside a world
A worm in the vast ground
The story unfurled
With light and sound

A worm in the vast ground
Is no match for a story
WIth light and sound
Sometimes gory

But remember to read
And a book is a seed
For the vast, colorful imagination
Larger than the largest nation
This form of poem is called a pantoum. I ended it unconventionally, with a stanza in AABB form.

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