Theodor Adorno asked whether lyrical poetry is at all possible after Auschwitz. The consequences of the Second World War disturb both the philosopher and the priest. In what way can we justify our existence? The author seeks a solution among poets writing about the encounter of man and God: T. Rózewicz, D. H. Lawrence, Z. Herbert, E. Lasker-Schüler, J. Seifert, and Cz. Miłosz.