el libro de las preguntas

XXXVWill our life not be a tunnel between two vague clarities?

Or will it not be a clarity between two dark triangles?

Or will life not be a fish prepared to be a bird?

Will death consist of non-being or of dangerous substances?


XX Is it true that amber contains the tears of the sirens?

What do they call a flower that flies from bird to bird?

Isn't it better never than late?

And why did cheese decide to perform heroic deeds in France?

(from: The book of questions by Pablo Neruda. Written months before he died.)