Literary Degrees - a photo by T Newfields

Literary Degrees

To some degree every text you read is a mirror
reflecting the state of your mind

In another sense each text is opaque
merely hinting at an author's design

To some degree readers are vacuum cleaners
scooping up semantic debris

In another sense they're planters
dispersing precious word-seeds

Literature is can be viewed so many ways:

but instead of reading about it
why not open a text
then discover what it has to say?

Jack: (coughing) Hey, whad'z dis old dork sayin'? Kun ya muck any sense ah dis?
Juanita: Some sort ah post-modernist wank I reckon – do ya really wanna understand it?
Jack: (winking mischievously) To some degree. . .