Pablo Neruda's Questions:
Pablo Neruda asks some wild and fun and tragic questions in his tiny gem titled, The Book of 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? Pip’s 2019/20 creative writing class examined these treats and asked Neruda some of their own. What follows are a few Whitman inquiries. Enjoy.
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?
Do soles of shoes go to heaven?
Why do plants have thorns to protect them from curious travelers who admire their beauty?
Why does the sunset get admired by so many but leads us into darkness?
Why does the sky stop the stars from twinkling during the day?
If all things must fall how can we stand to others in struggle?
Why does the devil mess with the minds of perfect angels?
Why don't people appreciate themselves but appreciate others?
How can a person have perfect vision but not be able to read another?
How do we know mirrors aren't lying?
Why does each snoflake try to be unique if no one pays attention?
Does a jacket get cold?
Do shoes feel pain when you pin them to the ground?
Is an adult an adult when the child knows more?
Why are the sun and moon always in competition?
Do your headphones ever hate your taste in music?
Do books know multiple stories or only know the ones they choose to share?
Why do I have to stand near a mother and child in the subway to feel safe?
Do fish wish they could walk?
Do clouds want to let go of the rain?
Why does fear protect us from dying but prevent us from living?
How can a baby grow into the bitter taste of coffee?
Does the soup know he split the peas?
Why doesn't the clock ever stop to take some rest?
Is the sheep too hot when it has its wool?
Why does my hair only look good on Thursdays?