You could lose yourself in a mountain of books
Quarry every single word from the pages.
Until you find what your looking for the crux.
You can consult the sages.
You can receive the jealous looks.
Even dabble with the priests and mages.
You can search every cranny and every nook.
Careful as knowledge grows so does consciousness in stages
Every piece of information a grand hook.
And after a short time or ages.
You will ruminate and the wisdom will cook.
And you will ascend from your personal dark age.
All because you dared to turn the page of a book.