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I Read

I’m hosting Saturday’s Mix at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie today.  The challenge is to use a Homeric simile in our writing.  Here’s my feeble effort.  I am also sharing with Real Toads for their open link.

I read.

Like a man

at the verge of death,

lost–wandering

through the desert,

drinks with abandon

upon the appearance

of a sparkling spring

until he can take in

no more of the

life sustaining liquid,

so do I devour

the written word.

Word upon word,

page after page,

I gorge myself,

an attempt to satiate

my voracious appetite.

But to what avail?

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8 thoughts on “I Read

  1. Like all three, Teresa. I’m glad this one is especially for the Toads. Guess I’m about to find the desert. I hope in a way that there will be an oasis for me. To continue in context though, I love to read but I do think TV and Internet is replacing he written word. I learned two things this week from TV, both on PBS.
    First is all about Mary Ann Cotton, the British serial killer of the nineteenth century, the TV program is “Dark Angel”. You may have read all about her, she killed 11 of 13 children and three of her four husbands. Perhaps 23 all told per Wikipedia. The second is of James Beard. He’s more recent, dying in 1985. He wrote ten cookbooks and hosted probably the first TV cooking program. Now chef’s work to get an award for quality from his foundation.
    ..

  2. I read the same way, drinking deeply……….escape, alternate realities, wisdom, knowledge, walking other landscapes………..expanding the mind and heart…..sharing others’ journeys.

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