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A Poem to Sit With
19th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
August 9, 2020
J. Janda


Sign of the Cross

An old
heyoka*
told me

where
your road
crosses
my road

this is a
holy place

it is good
to rest here

but
you must
follow
your road

I must
follow
my road

this we
must live
who
dream

of Thunder

J. Janda

________
 * heyoka, a clown by sacred calling


J. Janda’s poems have appeared in newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and literary publications, as well as in books of his own poetry.


The present poem comes from the Janda's book, In Embrace.

Art by Martin Erspamer, OSB
from Religious Clip Art for the Liturgical Year (A, B, and C). This art may be reproduced only by parishes who purchase the collection in book or CD-ROM form. For more information go http://www.ltp.org