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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 Prayers in time due to be released in 2018.

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 it includes another tranch of Christmas carol service poems). 

The title poem Incarnate 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


      What kind of Messiah?


      Modus operandi

      The fourth king's gift


 Gabriel's revelation

 The sceptical shepherd

 A child is born

 The magi at the empty manger

 Prayers of hope




 News just in

 Church is a verb

 In his hands

 Two poems for BPD



 The Breton saints 


 words from the cross   








      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)



      heaven is within you

      kingdom of heaven    

      treasure in heaven    

      new heaven new earth