Colin Ian Jeffery

Veteran Poet - 1,216 Points (20th May 1942 / Caterham)

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

  • Lyn Paul 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.

  • 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

  • El-emma 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.

  • p.a. noushad p.a. noushad (10/24/2008 3:33:00 AM)

    your poems touching my soul deeply

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.

Read the full of Billy

Blood Red Poppies

During the battle of the Somme, France,1916, the British sustained 60,000 casualties on the first day. Torrential rains turned the battlefield into a quagmire. In one month the Allies advanced five miles at the cost of 450,000 German.200,000 French and 420,000 British lives. I lost two uncles


Blood red poppies sway
Over silent fields
Where birds no longer sing.

Once big guns roared
And young men

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