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
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.