Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

To Read And Read Again


TO READ AND READ AGAIN

To read and to read again
And to be left empty
By the abundance of words
Whose meanings multiplication
Erases all sense
Of their coherence
And our understanding.

To read and read again
As if in this pretence of learning
Salvation will come
To read and read again
And be forever dumb.


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Submitted: Wednesday, April 22, 2009

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