From The Book Of Questions Poem by Pablo Neruda

From The Book Of Questions

Rating: 3.5


Tell me, is the rose naked
or is that her only dress?

Why do trees conceal
the splendor of their roots?

Who hears the regrets
of the thieving automobile?

Is there anything in the world sadder
than a train standing in the rain?

Brian Jani 27 April 2014

Awesome I like this poem, check mine out 

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James Mclain 15 December 2008

LOL..Absolutely funny to the bone of the chin...: >) it(

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John Tiong Chunghoo 01 July 2006

pablo, my share; tell me is the world ooking at me through the lenses in my eyes or am i looking at the world through his lenses is he controlling me or the other way round do i have more control over this body or him what if the world suddenly let go of its pull

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* Sunprincess * 11 July 2014 many little time.....

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Dr Afaq Qureshi 08 November 2005

Neruda, the nobel prize winner poet holds a unspoken and written magic in his verse. Independent mostly of the formalities of meter and rhyme, he is equally strong and writes with passion which is not seen in most of his contemporaries. This particular poem has all those mystical elements which make Neruda's poems seem to arise from within our hearts, conveying our own feelings of love, hatred and in general the absurdity of life. Neruda doesn't stop at just the description of absudity, he takes a step forward, challenges its boundaries and questions its existence. Human soul and collective conscience of so many centuries evolved into fine arts and this poetry is one fine example of these arts.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 05 May 2020

An intriguing poem, may be dealing with basic yet profound questions about life itself. A well deserved modern poem of the day.

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Terry Reeves 05 May 2020

Sadly poignant but should be more explicit.

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Edward Kofi Louis 05 May 2020

Is the rose naked? ! Musing along. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Dominic Windram 05 May 2020

Surreal and philosophical poem that seems to ask profound questions about the nature of beauty and reality.

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Ramesh T A 05 May 2020

Philosophical questions require intellectual answers! Asking is easy, but answering is difficult! Anyhow quesions kindle a lot of thoughts sure! Thanks for sharing!

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