He said to them, “Give them some food yourselves.”
They replied, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have. … ” (Gospel)   

Panis Angelicus
Bread of Angels

so incredible
how inconceivable

that the Creator
of the Universe

the One Who is fashioning
every thing from


should appear every
   where—in a grain
   of sand—a blade of grass—
   things we walk on

should appear
   as a lily of the field
   so beautiful—so fragile

   as a hill in California
   orange with poppies—
   so short lived
   so delicate

as the growth of
towering redwood tree
whose seed can be
held in hand

as a growing baby
in the mother's womb

inconceivable as the birth
of the Christ Child

thus He comes—


J. Janda