Iowa Writes

CORA BERN-KLUG
What Is Life?


As I lay in bed at night and wonder what is the meaning of life
Is it love, or is it pain?
Is it simply summer rain?
Do we learn from our mistakes
And go with what God gives or takes?
And if the meaning doesn't come at all...
I'll lay back down and let night fall.

About Iowa Writes

Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.

In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.

Find out more about submitting by contacting iowa-writes@uiowa.edu


CORA BERN-KLUG

Cora Bern-Klug was in the seventh grade at South East Junior High School in Iowa City, Iowa, when this poem was selected the 2010 Poetry in Public project, sponsored by the Iowa City Public Art Program. Now in its eighth year, Poetry in Public displays poems by local writers of all ages in Iowa City buses, downtown kiosks, and select public buildings from April (National Poetry Month) through the fall.

Poetry in Public

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on December 22, 2010

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