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.

 

                                                 

 

2015/16

 

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

Our Questions:

2019/20

 

How do we know mirrors aren't lying?

Billy Collins

 

Why does each snoflake try to be unique if no one pays attention?

Zach Lucana

 

Does a jacket get cold?

Zach Lucana

 

Do shoes feel pain when you pin them to the ground?

Sebastian Rosa

 

Is an adult an adult when the child knows more?

Sebastian Rosa

 

Why are the sun and moon always in competition?

Aleena Ali

 

Do your headphones ever hate your taste in music?

Briana Spencer

 

Do books know multiple stories or only know the ones they choose to share?

Sarah Clopper

 

Why do I have to stand near a mother and child in the subway to feel safe? 

Sophie Dalton

 

Do fish wish they could walk?

Alan Veliz

 

Do clouds want to let go of the rain?

Cassidy Giuduci

 

Why does fear protect us from dying but prevent us from living?

Sara Crapanzano

 

How can a baby grow into the bitter taste of coffee?

Sara Crapanzano

 

Does the soup know he split the peas?

Matt Brown

 

Why doesn't the clock ever stop to take some rest?

Nyara Choudhury

 

Is the sheep too hot when it has its wool?

Alex Dilorenzo

 

Why does my hair only look good on Thursdays?

Garrett Aadal