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Incarnate

Poems of God in humanity

This collection is presently open-ended and has not been published in print form.  I have been writing relatively few poems recently as I have been concentrating  on writing and recording songs  with an album to be released I hope in 2017.

I had no particular direction in mind at the outset, but the poems I have written in this period turned out to be about what it means when people talk about God in humanity. They formed  naturally into a sequence reflecting birth, life, death and resurrection. Most pieces were for specific events or commissions (hence another tranch of Christmas carol service poems). 

Incarnate was one of the last poems of the collection to be written, and represents what I think at the moment is a plausible theology.


 

 Higgs boson
 A brief history of God

 More fuel for Yule...

      Come, Immanuel

      A Christmas commentary

           Prologue

           What kind of Messiah?

           Dancing

           Modus operandi

           The fourth king's gift

           Epilogue

      Gabriel's revelation

      A child is born

      Prayers of hope

           birth  

           shepherds      

                magi   
           
    flight 

      News just in

 Church is a verb

 In his hands

 The Breton saints 

 Trialogue

 words from the cross   

      accomplices  

      thief     

      son    
      wager   

      animal   

      masterpiece   

      legacy   

 Eulogies  

      Climbing to Everest (for Geoff Longden) 

      Remembrance (for Michael Adams)

      All the stops (for Margaret Creasy)

      Body count (for Graham Rust)

      Questions (for John Duckworth)

      Waiting for the professor (for Colin Duckworth)

      Liz's walk (for Liz Reynolds)

 Ascended   

 heaven    

      heaven is within you

      kingdom of heaven    

      treasure in heaven    

      new heaven new earth

 Incarnate

 Eternity