Pablo Neruda's Questions:
Pablo Neruda asks some wild and fun and tragic questions in his tiny gem titled, The Book of Questions. Pip’s 2015/16 English 10 examined these treats and asked Neruda some of their own. What follows are a few Neruda and then some Whitman inquiries as well. Enjoy.
Neruda's Questions: Student's Questions:
Tell me, is the rose naked
or is that her only dress?
Why do trees conceal
the splendor of their roots?
Does smoke talk with the clouds?
Do tears not yet spilled
wait in small lakes?
At what does the watermelon laugh
when it’s murdered?
Isn’t it better never than late?
And how do the roots know
they must climb toward the light?
Why do the sea’s waves touch the clouds when there is a storm? - Alexander Encarnacion
After thunder strikes, does it feel bad for scaring people? – Wendy Lopez
Do soles of shoes go to heaven? - Hapi Morancie
Why do plants have thorns to protect them from curious travelers who admire their beauty? – Miles Lewis
Why does the sunset get admired by so many but leads us into darkness? – Anonymous
Why does the sky stop the stars from twinkling during the day? – Jessica Booher
If all things must fall how can we stand to others in struggle? – Alex Reyes
Why does the devil mess with the minds of perfect angels? - Daisy Arvelo
Why don't people appreciate themselves but appreciate others? – Viv Olivia
How can a person have perfect vision but not be able to read another? – Julio Taku