(a found poem inspired by 10 questions for the universe)
Why is the sky blue?
a robot programmed to destroy,
a dying planet
Why does the caged bird sing?
the landlady slips under the door
How many licks does it take?
the virtue of man un
What is man, that you should think of him?
beautiful women come
and tell you
to stop staring
What’s the story, morning glory?
we waited for a nu-clear winter
that never came
What’s the frequency, Kenneth?
the women hum
to drown their hunger
Don’t you want me, baby?
Who cares if it flies crooked,
as long as it’s got wings?
Who wrote the book of love?
The immediate will happen, fin
-ally. It does not license you
to be a gypsy
When did he when did he when did he?
street-smart: dialing a number,
proof that you tried
Where do broken hearts go?
You pour it by day, when you re
-turn the next
it is changed,
Process notes: Miz Quickly has invited us to make a list of 10 questions, and then head over and ask the “Oracle.” Click over to see how this works. The serendipity of things like this pleases me mucho.
Hard to cite them all (and I greatly tweaked many), but I feel I must say that the gorgeousness of
“the women hum
to drown their hunger”
came from a beautiful poem by Katherine Leyton, Body.
Gratitude to Miz Q and the Oracle, for leading me there.
What a stunning collection, De. I am in love with ” What’s the frequency, Kenneth?
the women hum to drown their hunger” That’s just jaw-dropping.
Yes. I feel like I should at least cite that one. I may have to google it, since I didn’t save any of the original links.
Cited that one, at least.
I am wondering if the beautiful synchronicity of “frequency” and hum coming together is poetical serendipity, or the way the Oracle actually works? In any case, I love it.
Just realized/remembered that the question is never typed in, only pondered mentally. Completely charmed by that little matchup, in that case.
I love that Oracle!
I love this!
Thank you! Head over and play, if you can. The Oracle is great fun!
This is so much fun… and I do recognize the questions.. I have to say that the answers are better… but how can we ever find the question to fit the answer 42…
The first three are priceless.
“man un” told me to tell you that it wants you to write a new poem called “Ma Noon.”
Your brain. Your BRAIN! Oh how I want some.
The last line in mine should have read (I fixed it):
“that word, ‘legs’ is the kicker… maybe it should be ‘balls’.”
Yours… you had me laughing out loud at several.
Hubby asks; “What?” when I laugh out loud… how can I explain?
As simply as I can… *giggle*
Yes I like the woman hum to hide their hunger also.
Click over to read Katherine Leyton’s whole poem if you can, Jules. It’s wonderful.
Indeed. Thank you ma’am.
I think you’ve answered the questions as clearly as any oracle does.