Colin Ian Jeffery

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Published in the February 2008 issue of DECANTO - Colin Ian Jeffery was Centre Stage Poet


1. What age were you when you first became interested in poetry?
Seven - I was a choirboy when I heard the vicar in church read out the twenty-third psalm -
It struck my soul with lightening and my Muse began to sing.

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  • REVIEW: Sorrows and Joys - - Colin Ian Jeffery
    ISBN: 978197459830
    Paperback £5.14 Amazon or any good bookshop
    Collection of 212 poems

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  • Bhagabat Prasad Hotta Bhagabat Prasad Hotta (11/9/2018 10:06:00 AM)

    So great poet.......I like to read all poems.........

  • Mario, Lucien, Rene Odekerken Mario, Lucien, Rene Odekerken (4/5/2018 3:06:00 PM)

    Colin Ian Jeffery
    Is a marvellous poet
    His writing, his poems are really outstanding
    Extraordinary in every sense

  • Soumya Ranjan Rout Soumya Ranjan Rout (9/22/2017 11:20:00 PM)

    You are a brilliant poet.your poems are very impressive.

  • Soumya Ranjan Rout Soumya Ranjan Rout (9/22/2017 11:18:00 PM)

    Good morning Colin Jeffrey. Now you are my favorite poet.go on Colin Jeffrey

  • Elizabeth Fontaine Grieco Elizabeth Fontaine Grieco (1/30/2016 7:51:00 PM)

    Your poems are truly from the heart. Keep writing and sharing your pain and wisdom. It's truly moving. Thank-you
    Father Colin Ian Jeffery. Elizabeth Fontaine Grieco, from the Pocono, Pennsylvania. Enjoy life and share your love with God's children, so they may learn from great poets such as yourself. Sorry for the delay of two years in responding. Peace and love to you all!

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair Madathil Rajendran Nair (4/29/2015 1:52:00 AM)

    Dear Fr. Colin Jeffery,

    I am sorry about the delay replying you due to certain pressing personal preoccupations.

    I must confess that I have impaired hearing and usually avoid audio recordings. However, I did visit your U-tube upload and heard out all the poems recited by you in a beautifully paced manner. When and where I didn’t hear you properly, I did go back to the text at your PH poetry page to verify.

    I see that our fellow-poet Mr. Ramesh Rai has done the upload. Both of you deserve immense congratulations for your grand effort. The fast -changing images are very vivid and well selected to go with the themes of the poems. Overall, a marvelous presentation!

    Your war poems are really moving, which perhaps speak of your childhood war trauma (and shell-shock?) that has trickled down into you from your soldier dad. Your poetry is the grand reconciliation of two roles poles apart - of a soldier’s son and that of a priest. “Tribute To The Fallen” moved me very much and, in my opinion, that one is your best war-related poem. Of non-war themes, while “Aberfan” and “Death Of A Sperm-Whale” had me moved to tears, I loved the beauty of “The Cat”, “Poet” and “Keeper Of My Heart”. I have commented under these poems.

    You are a versatile poet, adept at economy of words.

    Thanks for inviting me to your U-tube upload.

    I am not very familiar with U-tube settings and can’t figure out how to upload my comments directly there. Kindly advise how it is done. In the meanwhile I am pasting a copy of this on “Opinion About The Poet” page at PH.

    Great regards.

    Madathil Rajendran Nair

  • Vineet Gulati Vineet Gulati (4/28/2015 3:07:00 PM)

    Colin,
    Had a chance to visit your YouTube page also read some of your poetry on the site. As somebody who just started writing again after a long absence; your poetry is inspiring and also something to emulate. I really liked the poem 'Billy'. You described the essence of a persons soul and it's purity in a few short words. Thanks for writing.

  • Madhabi Banerjee Madhabi Banerjee (4/28/2015 11:03:00 AM)

    comrade collin jeffery, - execellent creation comrades in arms; keep fit collin

  • Victor Sklyarov Victor Sklyarov (4/28/2015 3:21:00 AM)

    Colin Jeffery is now my Favorite Poet

  • Mj Lemon (1/12/2015 6:18:00 PM)

    Colin,
    I just visited your yotube page and...am beyond impressed. Your works on the Great War and WW II transcend literature, and should be read by every student of history and the humanities. I'll be a regular reader of your work. Outstanding.

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Best Poem of Colin Ian Jeffery

Billy

He never speaks
Trapped within a damaged brain
Body twisted, limbs trembling
Sitting in a hospital yard
Humming tunes without melody.
But in his bright soul he stands tall
Articulate with mind intact
Singing melodious songs of love
Only God and he can hear.

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