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And none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?”
because they realized it was the Lord

Like gold hidden
deep in the earth

so dwells Emptiness
deep in our souls

often unknown
often undiscovered
some times denied

yet the Presence
the Empty/Fullness
is there—Hashem

waiting to be found
discovered, claimed
believed in

regardless the
cost, the labor

Hashem = the Name (Hebrew)

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