Category Archives: Love

Tiger loves Carnival

I stride out,
Padding softly,
Focus bright. My keen eyes,
The obstacles of man
Blighting Sophia’s hope. When I see Sophia cryingLady Wisdom herselfSo profoundly sad. If I need to, I roar.
If I need to, I snarl.
If I need to, I bite. Mostly I pad
Along in love,
Sniffing out my fellow mighty, I hunt them.
Charge playfully intoThe back of their […]

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Tiger and Butterfly

Tiger,You have a butterflyOn your nose. Tiger,What do youHave to say? I know, it is a Monarch butterflyI like it there,Watch! Tiger shakes his head,Butterfly holds onAnd is still there. Tiger says, I will haveNo forest, no land, no dominionWithout Butterfly. Butterflies and flowersAdore each other’s beauty,Getting on with the business of life, Pollination,Natures’ new […]

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The Tiger is Here

My soulDoes magnifySophia The presence of the tigerStanding magnificentWith a roar declares: My stanceMy whiskersMy alertness My pink noseMy piercing eyesMy perked up ears My twitchy tailMy scent markingsMy territorial scratchings My snarlMy ferociousnessMy prowl My pranceMy boundingMy pounce My biteMy killMy lips My tasteMy breathMy heartbeat My every ounceMy squint-eye smileMy happiness My purrMy […]

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Awake to Ukraine

There is a dawn moment when the heavens are blue and the sun creates yellow above the horizon of the sea and you see a blue with a yellow stripe emerging beneath and at that moment we awake to the flag of Ukraine. Please get up in the morning and reflect on the sunrise and […]

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Will you sign the Mary Manifesto?

Mary Manifesto

At the root of my work on ending poverty is knowing that we are all equal as humans and, in my faith, all equally loved by God. This leads to justice. Justice calls us to provide opportunity for all. At a time when it is important to speak up and be counted for equality, justice […]

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Dedicated to the Co-Founders of OPHI Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative: Sabina Alkire & John Hammock (En español haga clic aquí: LAS CANCIONES DE sOPHIa) THE SONGS OF sOPHIa Wisdom Sophia, wisdom, she comes to us * And gently holds our hands. With your hands * Count and number things, Shake hands to make friends, […]

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The Candle Trilogy published in “Untamed Gospel”

Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church College, Oxford writes, “It is good to be able to welcome and introduce the poetry of Jamie Coats in this anthology. Jamie is a layperson working for the Society of St John the Evangelist (SSJE) in the United States − an Anglican religious order of brothers. Jamie writes on […]

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The Dove

I fly and land where needed, Where Justice finds her heart hurting, And we hold the gods accountable, Opening eyes to her love, To the love of her, God.   A Prayer of Oblation (c)  Jamie Coats 24th July 2017    

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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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Egg of Light

In the egg of light vision to infinity brilliant white enveloping my entity. In the womb undefiled in the festival of light dances the ecstatic child the dance of the day lit night. Dance of the universe in eternity in its richness of creation multiplicity in unity, enraptured variation embracing invariability, in the crystal instant […]

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