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Night is coming when no one can work.
While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
(Jn 9:4-5)

Knee-Deep in Lake Chateaugay


Christ touching
through images

so fleeting—

   absences

   realer than
   realities

   nightmares—

eyes adjusted
to
darkness

are blinded
by
light

and so close—
some
spit and mud

are required
for
healing

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