Question and Answer


“God, with You it is always the same thing! Always the same question
that nobody knows how to answer!” Thomas Merton


What should I say
when night ignites
your question?

You ask me
again and again
and patiently wait for my

but I don’t understand.

How does the faithful moon
ascend, transcend
night’s fatal space
with love’s perfect,
forgiving grace?

To your dull-witted child
oh, give your sweet breath,

and my answer I’ll shout,
my joyful


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