A Speed Reading Course

A Speed Reading Course 
 
 
A Speed Reading Course 
For the time-impoverished 
Is available. 
 
Spreeder dot com reads
‘War and Peace’  then sums it up: 
‘It’s set in Russia’ .
 
Such handy digests
Enable high-fliers to 
Be intellectuals. 
 
‘Talk to anyone
With spreeder dot com!’ Compare 
This with Socrates,
 
Still  the wisest man,
“True knowledge exists in knowing 
That you know nothing.” 
 
Speed reading courses
Can cost thousands of dollars. 
A slow reading course  –
 
Where you savour words
And sometimes even taste them  –
Costs nothing of course.
 
Heathcote Williams
Pic: Claire Palmer

 


By Heathcote Williams

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2 Responses to A Speed Reading Course

  1. hanja says:

    As always, bravo Heathcote.

  2. su rose says:

    ah yes brilliant and v relevant to our times
    -‘Now patience;and remember patience is the great thing, and above all things else we must avoid any thing like being or becoming out of patience’- JJ from FW
    so applies to reading

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