Which tells me that reading is supposed to raise a racket.
Only modern libraries in Western culture would ever post
There was no silence in the library.
Reading is a noisy business.
But even more instructive than that was the note
that this Hebrew word is a primitive root
signifying the “accosting of a person met.”
To read is to accost.
To read is to be accosted.
Reading as wrestling
that pile of boisterous brothers I recently witnessed
How tame our reading can be by contrast.
If we read at all.
Glancing blows over words
A perennial search for smooth reading fare that leaves
our core beliefs unstretched
our hair unmussed
our heart unperturbed.
Writer, prophet, poet,