Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

For Shay’s Friday Prompt…Ask a question The question is from one of my favorite books ever by Philip K. Dick. It also spawned two of my favorite movies – Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Gaff: “Its too bad she wont live, but then again who does?”

Do flowers dream while they sleep
curled up in cold winter’s soil?
Do cicadas dream while waiting to hatch
seven years hence?
Do birds dream as they sit on their nests
waiting for their eggs to hatch?
Do stars whisper secrets to each other
as they glide in their courses?
Is the moon sad when she goes dark
and reflects not the sun in her darkness?
so many questions I have.
Yet no answers do I receive.
I beg the sky, the night, the dew for answers.
Yet no answers do I receive.
Do Androids dream of electric sheep?
Only Philip K. Dick knew the answer to that.

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. erbiage
    Mar 14, 2019 @ 14:51:14

    This is good, but I kept longing for it to rhyme

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  2. kim881
    Mar 14, 2019 @ 15:03:16

    So many questions, Toni. I wonder if Philip K. Dick has all the answers.

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  3. Susie Clevenger
    Mar 14, 2019 @ 15:57:19

    Oh goodness, so many fabulous questions to ponder!

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  4. Charmed Chaos
    Mar 14, 2019 @ 15:59:29

    I love this Toni!

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  5. coalblack
    Mar 14, 2019 @ 16:16:14

    You know I put that in there just for you! Some questions are complete in the asking, I think, and it’s more fun to contemplate what the answers might be than to have them spelled out on granite slabs, yes?

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  6. Lisa at Greenbow
    Mar 14, 2019 @ 16:50:02

    I have actually asked many of these questions. I enjoyed this.

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  7. Sherry Blue Sky
    Mar 14, 2019 @ 18:31:03

    Ha, I had trees dreaming in my poem………I love yours, so many questions and as Shay says, nice to ponder our own answers………..

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  8. thotpurge
    Mar 14, 2019 @ 22:12:38

    Am actually glad that question has an answer… which I now have to read and discover!!!

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    • kanzensakura
      Mar 14, 2019 @ 22:34:07

      The book is very different from the movies. But I love Dick. I actually think one if his better novels is The Man in the High Castle.

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  9. M
    Mar 15, 2019 @ 02:58:28

    good questions, all ~

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  10. Kerry
    Mar 16, 2019 @ 03:00:11

    I beg the sky, the night, the dew for answers.. I can relate to this line myself!
    Many original questions to ponder here.

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  11. Jim
    Mar 16, 2019 @ 23:58:46

    Nice question, Toni. I think bunches of them do dream because I have watched my dogs as they sleep. They clearly have thoughts while awake as they move, make noises, or even growl. For sure if you see a bird falling from the nest they have been having nightmares. Ask your dog or a friends dog if you don’t have one.
    ..

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  12. Jim
    Mar 16, 2019 @ 23:59:54

    Oops, while sleeping, not awake.

    Reply

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