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“All the paths of the Lord are kindness and constancy
toward those who keep his covenant and his decrees.
(Responsorial Psalm )

2

She had heard
a
voice of fire

and listened
cry
Abba, Father

it said and

   “comfort
my people
comfort them”

3

And so she
lived
until the

forge could
no
longer hold

the fire
—that
fire—no

cosmos could
contain
only trace

or mirror


J. Janda

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 (Steve) 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