Poems of the Week

The Riddle of Stonehenge

by Bruce Bennett

“What Was Stonehenge For? The Answer Might
Be Simpler Than You Thought.”
The New York Times

A calculator? Early Lourdes?
A paean to Mother Earth?
No matter. It’s a draw to hordes.
There’s never been a dearth

Of visitors to circulate,
eat sandwiches, and stare
at pillars from some early date
too giant to be there!