Biography of Jeff Hobbs
I teach, am married with three children and have a number of other 'projects' which keep me busy with life. Lived some time in the USA but most time in Melbourne, Australia. I am also a volunteer firefighter.
A great deal of the poems I have put on line have come from those moments in life when events have led to a poetic response - usually based on some turmoil in the journey of love which life brings most of us. There is a large group of poems from the early 80s (my late teens and early 20s) and another group from the early 90s as well as a few more recent bits and pieces.
Jeff Hobbs's Works:
'Introduction to the Gospels 2nd Ed' with Robert Crotty
Jeff Hobbs Poems
The tower dripping wet
The pavement like moist sheets
Beneath our bodies
The way other people get angry
I see them lash out, yell, scream, abuse
I see their frustrations, hurts and disappointments
And a sad, old rocking horse sits by the window
Knowing he'd lost a friend.
A white tuft of hair is all that is left of a once grand mane,
upon the soil of my
Let a million petals
Not knowing which way was up,
Or whether his life was a miscarriage,
On The Day
The sight of a mother's smirk
a dream beyond dreaming
baring the intrinsic wound
Human pain sighs desperately
beyond the joy of nights before
crying to the nothingness
for a reason for faith.