Morning questions

A prompt asking for use of repetition is a prompt for me. This one is for NaPoWriMo 2022 day 22.

Morning questions

These days that should be full of light,
begin in rain, begin in grey,
and grow in grey though birds still sing,

the cuckoos and the orioles
among the trees down by the stream,
a spring of blackbirds in the hedge.

Deep night time dark is full of song,
the nightingales that never sleep,
beneath a sky where stars are blind,

and blind the world of men to whatโ€™s
above and round about and in
the blood that flows beneath the skin.

Will we always live in grey,
the half-lit hues not night nor day
and claim we bask beneath the sun?

The sun looks down, the stars, the moon,
they see the trenches full of blood,
then, sighing, look the other way.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

47 thoughts on “Morning questions”

    1. Thank you! It probably sounds like a funny thing to say, but I think in rhythm often and very often when I’m thinking around a poem. The ending is the general mood.

    1. I’m pleased you enjoyed it and listened to the questions. I’m not sure either why we deny evidence, science, proofs, just because we don’t like the truth. It’s what children do.

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    1. Thank you, Gloria! That’s a lovely thing to say, and such a compliment. I can’t bear to say nothing, but sounding preachy has the opposite effect to the one I hope for.

    1. Thanks Kim ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m finding it very difficult to see much to smile about these days. Behind every bit of pleasure there’s the knowledge that so many lives are being destroyed.

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