Colin Ian Jeffery

Rookie - 406 Points (20th May 1942 / Caterham)

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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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  • Gold Star - 10,530 Points 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

  • Rookie - 128 Points 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.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,204 Points Madhabi Banerjee (4/28/2015 11:03:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 76 Points Victor Sklyarov (4/28/2015 3:21:00 AM)

    Colin Jeffery is now my Favorite Poet

  • Gold Star - 6,855 Points 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.

  • Gold Star - 15,305 Points Lyn Paul (12/4/2014 4:20:00 PM)

    Good Morning Colin..... Your You Tube Page is excellent especially with the photography images. Be very proud of your work.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,336 Points Jerry Hughes (10/15/2014 7:17:00 PM)

    Hello Colin, I've read some of your poems and may I say you're an excellent writer. Since my stroke I'm no writing much however, I do enjoy reading the best of PH, including yours. Cheers, Jerry

  • Rookie - 76 Points Elema Udofa (4/23/2014 11:48:00 PM)

    Oh Jeffrey (sir) of ever running lines, I surely give you thine: a keg of wine from my humble vine. So you dine even to everlasting.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,766 Points p.a. noushad (10/24/2008 3:33:00 AM)

    your poems touching my soul deeply

  • Rookie Jenniffer Van Aller (10/1/2008 9:20:00 AM)

    I think your poems are well written, not too long and just enough to give you an amazing imgage... great work

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