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Poems and performance pieces written  since 1980 are here, grouped by collection, theme, season (panel on the right) and alphabetically, or you can search the site. 

wordsout was created as an imprint for the print collections Breaking the Chains (1992) and Welcome to the Real World (2000). Everything was added to this website in 2011. Paperback copies of the last book are available from Amazon or from here.

Poems written since 2000 are in two collections: September 11, 2001 and Incarnate, neither of which have been published in print.

The record album PRAYERS IN TIME was released in May 2018.

Words written for personal and community events are collected in Occasions and Nonsense.

The site includes a section of poems from the Cafe Church community at St Johns, Ealing, and some poems by others.

wordsout is not for personal profit. All income after essential costs such as web hosting goes to charity to support two schools in Jos in central Nigeria, run by the Rev Kenneth Ononeze. 

Any of Godfrey's poems may be performed or re-published free of charge for non-commercial reasons. For copyright acknowledgment and other permissions see here.  

For updates on new pieces or changes to the site, follow on Twitter: follow @godfreyrustpoet

Some biographical information is here. Contact Godfrey here.

wordsout

    poems, music, performance pieces by Godfrey Rust

music

PRAYERS IN TIME 2018

collections

Incarnate: poems by Godfrey Rust  Incarnate ongoing

Photo of Twin Towers, September 11 2001  September 11, 2001 2002

  Welcome To The Real World 2000

 The sailing of the ark 1992

Breaking the Chains, cover image  BREAKING THE CHAINS 1992

  The place where socks go 1985-90

  Occasions and Nonsense

poems by others

 from Cafe Church 


 Poems I'd like to have written

Christmas looms and with it the annual search for suitable readings to use in carol services and concerts, making it the busiest time of the year for this site. This year adds The (good)will of the people, rewriting the angels' message in a way not entirely unrelated to the current British political situation.

DAYS AND SEASONS

Advent

Christmas

Epiphany

Lent

Easter

Ascension

Pentecost

Trinity Sunday

POPULAR
 

Adam

Choosing a wife

Church is a verb  

Come on in, the sofa’s lovely

Gabriel's revelation

Joseph and the shepherds  

Mary   

The place where socks go 

The word’s out

Welcome to the real world

What kind of Messiah?

Words from the cross

THEMES

Pieces grouped by theme or subject.