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A Poem to Sit With
6th Sunday of Ordinary time
Year B
February 11, 2024
J. Janda

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
(Second Reading)

Each day
the table is

a banquet
is prepared

but so few
to notice and
eat or

make eucharist
for what is

that the peacock
must hide
in thickets

to grieve

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