The Book of Questions, III

The Book of Questions, III Quotes and Analysis

“Is the rose naked”

If the rose is naked, she is concealing nothing. Her beauty is intrinsic to her being, and she simply is, without mystery.

“the thieving automobile”

It’s a criminal automobile. In an ecological reading of this poem, the car would be stealing gasoline from the earth. Hence, it regrets the destruction it causes.