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Why I Read!

BOOK POWER

by Gwendolyn Brooks
 
BOOKS FEED AND CURE AND CHORTLE AND COLLIDE
 
In all this willful world
of thud and thump and thunder
man’s relevance to books
continues to declare.

 
Books are meat and medicine
and flame and flight and flower,
steel, stitch, and cloud and clout,
and drumbeats in the air.