01 June 2015

the question

When the great ships come back,
and come they will,
when they stand in the sky
all over the world,
candescent suns by day,
radiant cathedrals in the night,
how shall we answer the question:
What have you done
with what was given you,
what have you done with
the blue, beautiful world?

Theo Dorgan

From this online collection: Keep it in the ground, a poem a day. There are 20, but try and don't gobble them all up at once, they will linger.


Nick said...

Thank you; I had not heard of Mr Dorgan, but will now read him.

Anonymous said...

The last four lines sound like the questions I ask everyday.

37paddington said...

this is stunning. thank you.