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While he was praying his face changed in appearance
and his clothing became dazzling white.
(Gospel)


Vermillion
beneath
gold leaf—

the masters
knew
vermillion
beneath
gold leaf
makes
all gold glow

worn paintings
affirm
their belief


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 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