Category Archives: Theme for the Year

Faithful Betrayal – Holy Fire

First of the Trinity Mary God does not Rape Mary. If God had raped Mary Do you think we’d have her joy So magnificently described? God sends Gabriel. He appears as the most Gorgeous of men. She hugs him saying, “You are so beautiful.” Places her head on his chest, Looks up And tentatively They […]

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Lit Faithfulness

It’s simpler Than you think No mountains To climb No epiphanies To have No words To preach Just buy a box of Matches It does not matter Who you meet Or what they Believe Each has a candle of Cherished dreams Invite everyone Out of the rain Out of the wind Out of the sun […]

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The Man in the Noon

I rode Pegasus all morn, Could have ridden all day, Instead at noon We gently come in to graze. Emma said the Lord of the Manor Will say unto you, “Work for me You’ll be fed from my dovecote Eggs and young fledglings that coo.” Emma taught me to reply, “You’ll not want me to […]

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The Evensong of Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on the harbor wall. In Pigeon Cove Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty back together again! The one called Emma, the love within said: It is time for peace on the earth From heaven’s all gracious King Goodwill to all […]

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Still Hope at Pigeon Cove

Still I sit at dusk Quiet, with a sea view Half sky Quarter sea Quarter grass And me My hands cupped Waiting to receive At dawn the sun arose The love within, Emma Emmanuel for some Released a dove Looking for a cove All day it comes Across the half sky Across the quarter blue […]

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The Green Man and Pegasus

At a bar met the Green Man Who asks, “Like a word?” “I am looking for Emmanuel, Emma for short.” “Go to my barn, take some lessons, I’ve just the horse for you, Pegasus. What a winged horse, Asked for a barn right on the cliff edge So he’d be able to leap straight into […]

Also posted in For Sister Emma, Nature, Theme for 2012 | 3 Responses

Wonder, Wonder, Bounding Tiger

Awoke to find a tiger By my bedside. “Resolve to pray your day I’m from your sister. I am here to give you courage No fear you need to have.” “At night you sleep well?” she asks “I fear what lies under my bed,” comes my reply. She nuzzles me, says, “My eyes catch demon […]

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Polish the Tortoise

Polish the tortoise Amble in love. Emerge out of the blue On four legs and tail too, Step slowly as forgiver, Father, fitter, lover, By balance my day foretold On my back the world, Daily a doable walk In search of the lettuce stalk, Oft idle, to rest, to turn To stop, to learn: From […]

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Unbounded Love

Hands tied Rope cuts into flesh Over the edge I die? Saved by four loves: Daughter, lover, neighbor, brothers. Gather round, Help me stand my ground, Sense the change, Warmth in my heart. An open heart Can be a sharp heart, Cutting enough to be free. A razor, Now in my hands. I cut the […]

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A Sonnet for 2008

Early to bed Wake rested Be spirit-led Free to be tested I love my Alexandra I love my drama I love my ballerina I love my neighbor Like a butterfly Gentle no force Feeling powered by Life’s course Make beautiful moments The year’s monuments Theme for 2008 Jamie Coats   February 2008

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