The Book of Questions

The Book of Questions



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Completed by Pablo Neruda just before his death, The Book of Questions is a scattered and occasionally intelligent collection of 74 short poems, mostly structured in the form of questions. For example:

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