Never did the flowers say that
They alone made the fruits,
Nor did the roots say to the leaves
That they alone supported the trunk.
Never did the waves raise unsettling questions
To the fish about their existence
And that they depended on the sea alone
In their daily struggle for life.
Never does the wise say to God
That suffering is so painful and man
Lives solely by the joys life has to offer.
He carries his pains like a talisman.
Never did that parrot ruffling its plumage
Ask the ivy and its inflorescence
About its love for sunlight and its warmth.
Never did the archaeologists ask
How the ancient Egyptians managed
To place the great pyramid of Giza
At the exact center of
All land mass on earth.