Why does the Earth keep turning,
rolling back the night each morning?

Where do we keep our souls?

When will the sun stop burning
and the moon stop shining?

Why can’t we see our souls?

How do we not stop breathing
until the point of dying?

Is that when we become souls?

Kim M. Russell, 29th April 2019

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All Souls’ Day by Aladar Kroosfoi-Kriesch, 1910 – image found on WikiArt

My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Poems in April Day 29: Asking Questions

Björn is our host for the penultimate prompt this April and he brings up the subject of questions in poetry. He gives us three examples of questions. My favourite is the first, from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe by Douglas Adams. I also like the two-line question from Pablo Neruda’s Book of Questions.

Today’s challenge is to write a poem consisting only of questions. Björn says that we can take it to the next level by writing answers to the questions.

A very brief and rapidly written question poem as I’m in transit and off the radar today and tomorrow.

25 thoughts on “Souls

  1. Fun questions, Kim. When I was working at NASA Houston I took a short course in Orbital Mechanics (physics). It answered the first question in part.
    I hope your journey is pleasant. Also hope nothing is seriously wrong.

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  2. This is incredibly potent! ❤️ You had me at “When will the sun stop burning and the moon stop shining?” Have a safe journey, Kim! 🙂

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    1. I’m on the train and the Wi-Fi seems to be working. I have an old Kindle with me and I’m not sure how well it will work but at least I can read. 🙂


    1. Thank you, Linda. I’m feeling low because my father-in-law is dying and I’m stuck on the other side of the country and can’t go back until tomorrow. My poor husband has been called to the hospital and has to do it on his own. I hope I get back in time to see him.

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  3. The repetition here works so well… and I guess we will know one day – but that doesn’t keep us from questioning, searching, does it? Beautifully penned.

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