Friday, May 25, 2007

The End of the Poem

[. . .]
something seems to be lost,
   but in time,
like the memory of a lover,
it returns. . .
                in an unexpected way.

Do not ask the big questions—
                and why
                and why now—
   with the expectation of an answer.
  the lack of an answer
is the reason
        for being:
it is what the sailor hears
            when he is seduced
by the sound
        of the sea.