One of the poet's jobs is to Keep Asking the Questions, even if few people bother to truly Ponder the Answers. And, if you're wondering how long this has been going on? Well... longer than this...
Some 2,500 years ago the Chinese poet, Chuang Tzu, asked these questions:
"Where would the gardener be if there were no more weeds?"
"What would become of business without a market of fools?"
"Where would the masses be if there were no pretext for getting jammed together and making noise?"
"What would become of labor if there were no superfluous objects to be made?"
All four questions have me squinting my brow right now. But... the third one... that one has me reeling.