Saturday, April 11, 2015

Questions--By Joan McNerney--United States


Who composed this cosmic puzzle
sifting through dark dominions
from the empty before?

What ignited the blackness
with swinging lanterns of fire
through that longest night?

When did time begin careening
on its urgent journey to shake
something out of nothing?

Where is the mind who forged
such astonishing starbursts
hammering beacons of light?

Why did shadows turn to
brightness...the glory of
our sun becoming golden?

How can heaven be silent
while blue jays meet in concert
under mounds of sterling clouds?

Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Camel Saloon, Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, Spectrum, and included in Bright Hills Press, Kind of A Hurricane and Poppy Road Anthologies.


  1. Indeed, how? Your poem is a wonderful read, Joan. Beautifully done! Sheri

  2. Joan. I really enjoyed your poem. Not preachy

  3. Love this beautiful poem

  4. Beautiful poem Joan. It speaks volumes...Best wishes, Chris~

  5. Hi Joan. "Questions" is a very intriguing poem that I enjoyed very much. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (