Uncommon Questions

What do night, an owl, and a rose
have in common?
Do the birds know what caused
the sun to rise this morning?
If you found the caws of crows
in an oak tree,
would you leave them there
or put them in your pocket?
Why are you perched in the oak,
ready to flee?


Poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #133
More Poetry Pantry #375 at Poets United

Posted on October 15, 2017, in poetry, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. I would collect them
    Forever in a glass bell
    Not in my pocket

  2. We tend to clutter our life with things be it materialistic or emotional and sometimes they seem a burden. Since, we really have to watch what we put in locket and what we leave.

  3. Ah, there are just some questions that seem unanswerable….but they are interesting to ponder nonetheless.

  4. It seems different. I enjoyed it very much.

  5. When I was a child, I wanted to fill my pockets with the caws of crows, with feathers, with bones… Then, I thought of my own bones and of my voice being jailed in cloth.

    Such wonderful questions.

  6. I like this for it has a beauty to it. I love how you wrote it my friend. So mystifying. Nice write!

  7. Fantastic… have you read the book of questions by Pablo Neruda… My personal belief is that we need questions much more than we need answers.

  8. Interesting to seek the deeper meaning here. Well done.

  9. I LOVE these uncommon questions? Now we need a poem with the answers. Smiles.

  10. I would put them in my pocket, for later…
    Anna :o]

  11. Lots of questions to ponder. Nice one

  12. Love your questions! No, leave the caws. Don’t muffle them. They’re warnings we need to hear.

  13. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    Not only uncommon questions, but beautifully mysterious.

  14. Why are you perched in
    the oak, ready to flee?

    One often gets to be in readiness rather than be surprised by others But such readiness might unnecessarily create some suspicions!


  15. These are wonderful, puzzling questions. I keep going back to finding a caw in a tree.


    Did all three appear in your dream? A poem, I see? There is a mystery going on here.

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