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“For whoever does the will of God
is my brother and sister and mother.”(Gospel).

Geography

If Christ
is
our earth
who
can uproot
us
what wind
could
transplant
us
only heads
of
trees are
storm
tossed hope lies
in roots

in embrace


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