Biography of Migel Jayasinghe
Born in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) . Lived, continued with higher education, and worked in UK since 1963. Retired in 2001. Last position as Senior Occupational Psychologist with the Royal British Legion Industries, Aylsford, Kent. Now living in Costa Blanca, Spain.
Migel Jayasinghe's Works:
Counselling in Careers Guidance (2001) Open University Press, Buckingham, UK.
A Miscellany, Essays, stories, poems and a play (2008) Outskirts Press Inc. Denver, CO, USA.
Renditions,30 Topical Essays (2009) Outskirts Press Inc. Denver, CO, USA.
Migel Jayasinghe Poems
Compelled to earn a living during my youth By hard physical labour was not such a bad thing; When promoted to pen-pushing in early middle-age Acquired a spare tyre, most unprepossessing!
Barefoot children playing in the sand. Dig your heel in, then rotate your foot,
Unproven belief in an Almighty God Jehovah, Allah, from the Middle East Provided Mankind with a timely code Of moral principles in a paradigm neat.
Lethal consequences of the suicide bomber's craft Are foiled by the vigilance of smart X-ray eyes, With nations adopting a proactive raft Of measures to combat these dastardly lice.
A granite statuette of Nefertiti Bought at Abu Simbel on the Nile cruise Serves us as a solid paperweight On windy mornings reading books outside.
However much you may have roamed the world You could never forget your native land Like so many sheep steered back to the fold Your thoughts return to where you played in the sand.
I did not think I'll ever set my eyes on a sight like Guadalest; It is the most celebrated in Spain
Poets are famously poor It's believed they starve in garrets Any wonder that their demeanour Puts everyone off - they are dour!
However much you may have roamed the world
You could never forget your native land
Like so many sheep steered back to the fold
Your thoughts return to where you played in the sand.
Breathtaking beauty of your island home
Often projected on the TV screen
The majestic sweep of a dagoba's dome
And the serene tranquilty of a rural scene.