Please analyze Mary Oliver’s poem “Some Questions You Might Ask.” In your response, discuss the poem’s meaning as you describe the similarities of Oliver’s “questions” to the principles found in chapter on Eastern & Western Religion. In your analysis, make specific reference to religions and religious concepts from the chapter(The book is “Art of being human”)!!! Also be sure to analyze both Eastern and Western concepts as you feel they apply to the Oliver poem
And This the poem :
Is the soul solid, like iron?
Or is it tender and breakable, like
the wings of a moth in the beak of the owl?
Who has it, and who doesn’t?
I keep looking around me.
The face of the moose is as sad
as the face of Jesus.
The swan opens her white wings slowly.
In the fall, the black bear carries leaves into the darkness.
One question leads to another.
Does it have a shape? Like an iceberg?
Like the eye of a hummingbird?
Does it have one lung, like the snake and the scallop?
Why should I have it, and not the anteater
who loves her children?
Why should I have it, and not the camel?
Come to think of it, what about the maple trees?
What about the blue iris?
What about all the little stones, sitting alone in the moonlight?
What about roses, and lemons, and their shining leaves?
What about the grass?