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A Poem to Sit With
Solemnity of the
Most Holy Trinity C
June 16, 2019
J. Janda

I was his delight day by day,
playing before him all the while,
                   playing on the surface of his earth.
(First Reading)

That squawk
in the pheasant’s
throat

was

aeons ago
when He thought matter
in space

(space
in matter
which?)

and whispered
to each atom His plan
a request

to join in dance

alone—together
with multitudes—apart
and part

forming
singular configurations—
a snowflake

repetition
without repetition
never to

be repeated
yet repeated—
kaleidoscopes

crowning
choruses with
consciousness

in that second—
eternity


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