wordsout by Godfrey Rust                                      Incarnate 


Incarnate

Poems of God in humanity

This collection is at present open-ended and has not been published in print form. 

Many of the poems I've written since the Millenium have been about what it means when we talk about God in humanity. The title poem Incarnate is my latest dart thrown at the target of a coherent telling of the Christian story.

The rest of the collection is formed into a sequence reflecting birth, life, death and what may come after. Many pieces were for specific events or commissions, so it includes another tranch of Christmas carol service poems. 

 

 

 

 Incarnate 

 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

      The (good)will of the people

      The sceptical shepherd

      A child is born

      The magi at the empty manger

      Prayers of hope

            birth  

            shepherds      

                 magi   
               
 flight 

      News just in
 Church is a verb

 In his hands

 Two poems for BPD

       Tourists

       Disintegrateful

 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

 Eternity