Sandbox Challenge #28: Neruda Writing Prompt

The Book of Questions, by Pablo Neruda, contains poems made up entirely of questions. I’ve pulled out two of these for today’s writing prompt:

Where do the things in dreams go?  Do they pass to the dreams of others?

Write a poem, essay, story, memory, freewrite, description…whatever these questions evoke in you.

I’d love to see your creations in the comments if you feel like sharing!


7 Responses to “Sandbox Challenge #28: Neruda Writing Prompt”

  1. 1 K a b l o o e y March 16, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Where do the giant fairies, moving sidewalks, talking whales and demons in shadow go?
    I swear I knew…
    …until I woke up.

    • 2 stranglingmymuse March 16, 2011 at 1:30 pm

      So true…all the knowing disappears when you wake up, doesn’t it? Thanks for sharing this, Kablooey!


  2. 3 herby March 17, 2011 at 3:45 am


    Sleep brings dreams
    Possibilities arise
    Pleasure is experienced
    Purity means nothing.

    They flit through the air
    Jumping from my mind
    Rushing into yours
    Stopping for no one.

    You sleep by my side
    My dreams penetrate
    I hear you giggle
    And know you saw it too.

  3. 5 Jackie Paulson 1966 March 20, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    As I “stumble upon” your blog I am inspired and love your challenges. Thanks for such great work. I am coming back for sure. I like the lists idea too. Way cool. I always seem to get stuck.

    • 6 stranglingmymuse March 21, 2011 at 9:29 am

      Thanks, Jackie! I also like lists as a way to get unstuck. I find it helps to try something different when the writing gets tough, rather than writing in a linear way. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


  1. 1 Flitting dreams | Living As Herby Trackback on March 17, 2011 at 3:43 am

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