The moon is full tonight.
The calendar says it’s so,
but there is no plump white pearl
ascending above the trees, no trace of
sparkling silver path on the water.
Dark clouds crowd the sky,
leaving no trace of moon’s phase.
Yet, we believe the moon is full,
and we believe, next month,
it will be full once more,
rising in clear skies or clouded.
Is this then, Faith?