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keith jeffries

Email: moganero_22@outlook.es
Updated: Sat, 31 Mar 2018 10:00 pm

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Biography

Born in Warwickshire, England Brought up and educated in Lancashire Served in HM Forces for ten years Now live in Spain. Interests: Writing, Poetry, Photography, Peace & Justice, International Relations, British & European History ,Ignatian Spirituality and other Spiritualities, The Slav Composers, Contemplation, Meditation and my two dogs. Work: Spiritual Direction In many ways I have discovered my true self which has been a very illuminating experience. After a life of conformity I am now free to express myself and find poetry a means to achieve this. I believe conformity robs us of our individuality. To write prose, poetry, to paint or compose music we need to be completely liberated otherwise we produce what other people want to hear or see and not what we want to say or achieve. I am passionately opposed to any form of prejudice as I consider it to be one of the greatest evils of humankind. I am an activist for peace and justice. As poetry is a highly subjective genre I am reminded by a friend of mine, who is a professional photographer and artist, that oneĀ“s poems need no introduction or explanation. They should be open to interpretation only. I wonder how other poets view this. I welcome all constructive criticism as I often feel the need for some direction. Thank you

Samples

Faces in Shadows In the furtive light of dusk blurred figures in constant motion some homeward bound with purposeful gait of intent other lone figures who welcome the night delay wandering with predatory delight who live on the fringes of light Day has gone yet they remain those few who are not the same Light diminishes in intensity in a few it awakens urgent necessity They roam alone in the gloom in search of a friend with a room Faces brush by with suspicious ease glances which betray a sensual tease Hands touch, expressions beckon often all is accomplished in a second Night seduces its predators on to secluded corners of fun Havens of passion, soon are reached as fumbling gropings surge unleashed Bated breath with gasps of relief done as if a skulking thief Moments too precious to secure times of heated passion do procure Soon to rejoin those with gait renewed to homes where nought is so lewd Nights of love hastily grasped now long since passed Replaced by neon light now do lure have made the Faces more secure (A Cameo of gay life in the UK prior to legalisation)

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 10th Apr 2018 14:48

thanks for commenting on 'the collector and the collected' Keith - yes, I too am guilty as charged - I save everything (except bodily fluids)
Ian

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 7th Apr 2018 11:11

Keith - I've been informed by "Alex W" (a "moderator" at WOL) that my poem DOUBLE GUFF has been removed
because it does not comply with WOL Codes of Conduct and
furthermore that WOL is not a platform for my political
views (sic). How odd, considering what has gone before on
the site, not least involving often foul abusivel ;anguage.
We may draw our own conclusions about the reasoning
behind this decision/action.
MC

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Ian Whiteley

Thu 5th Apr 2018 15:26

thanks for your kind comments on 'back to the park' Keith - a sad but true tale of loss

Ian

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 3rd Apr 2018 14:59

thanks for commenting on Eostre Keith - I appreciate your thoughts
Ian

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 5th Mar 2018 20:52

Many thanks for your kind comments on 'Sacred Path' Keith. It is something that still affects me - having lost a close friend in January - I appreciate you taking the time to see its merits and comment
Ian

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Tommy Carroll

Sat 17th Feb 2018 00:18

Keith your comment is appreciated now stop copying my hair style.

Yours etc

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LEON STOLGARD

Fri 29th Dec 2017 20:52

your true sincerity for my part has not gone unnoticed keith

kJ Walker

Thu 28th Dec 2017 23:36

Happy new year to you too.
And kind regards to the Gay Manta Ray. I hope he finds what he's looking for.

Cheers Kevin

kJ Walker

Wed 27th Dec 2017 10:31

Hi Keith. Thanks for commenting on Embassy Christmas.glad you enjoyed it. I couldn't let Christmas pass without posting something. Cheers Kevin

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 28th Nov 2017 23:16

Hi Keith, Ray, Colin and Jon
Thank you all for your posts and I can advise you of my intent to write a massive thriller about containment, strangers and with no point of reference- a bit like my local- Tommy. ;- )

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Tommy Carroll

Sat 25th Nov 2017 21:08

Thank you Keith for your comments re "Excuse my hands", I get your point.
:- )Tommy

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ken eaton-dykes

Fri 24th Nov 2017 21:37

Hi Keith.

Many thanks for your comment. Just my logical take on a soulless? once only existence.

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Artur Hulboj

Fri 24th Nov 2017 20:41

Hello Keith
Thank you for your positive comment and kind words
I also read some of your poems, and I really like the
beautiful expression of feelings.
Kind regards
Artur

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ken eaton-dykes

Sat 11th Nov 2017 09:14

Thanks Keith

Much appreciated.

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Philip Stevens

Fri 3rd Nov 2017 22:43

Hi Keith thank you for your complements especially around my dulcet tones, a scouse accent of which i have one, i worry in case it grates, so believe me, im more than flattered around your positive feedback, im glad you have enjoyed, some of my work and i have connected ....phil

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Ferris

Sun 17th Sep 2017 21:39

Thank you Keith, I really was only joking when I said: 'continue' but all the same, what you said is really flattering and it means a lot.
Big confidence boost, your feedback is invaluable and I really appreciate it.
Take care kind sir

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Ferris

Sun 17th Sep 2017 19:47

Keith, you are too kind!
Please continue

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Martin Elder

Wed 13th Sep 2017 21:02

Thanks for your comments on books and rested. Much appreciated my friend.

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adrian metcalf

Sun 3rd Sep 2017 16:32

Thank you for your kind words about my poems, Keith. I read yours titled 'the Morass' and find your rhythm and image choice like that of a movie. It all tells a story that's complex but also intuitive. I look forwards to reading more of your works in the future.

All the best,
Adrian

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ken eaton-dykes

Sat 2nd Sep 2017 16:06

Many thanks Keith for your comment

Yes it's a great pity people don't appreciate the many aspects that make up the bigger picture. They are unwittingly fertilizing the growth of intolerance.

Ken

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Hannah Collins

Sat 2nd Sep 2017 11:05

Hello Keith,

Thank you for your comment on my poem. It means a lot.

Hannah

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Ferris

Wed 23rd Aug 2017 20:59

Keith, thank you so much for your kind words, they made my day to be honest mate. I've been reading your stuff. You're a bit of a genius aren't you?
Keep up the good work, be you and lots of it x

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David Cooke

Tue 22nd Aug 2017 06:11

Hi Keith Glad you liked the Gaudi poem. Got another one coming up soon in London Grip. Cheers David

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Richard Hartley

Sun 20th Aug 2017 07:52

Hello Keith
Many thanks for your kind words on my profile page
- they were much appreciated.
Richard

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ken eaton-dykes

Sat 19th Aug 2017 15:18

Hi Keith.

Many thanks for your comment. It's much appreciated

Ken xx

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Neill Barnard

Sat 19th Aug 2017 08:00

Good day Keigth

Thank you for all the kind comments you always leave on my poems.

Such positive feedback always makes one want to write more.

Kind regards

Neill Barnard

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David Cooke

Thu 10th Aug 2017 17:39

Hi Keith Glad you liked my Antoinette poem!

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Cathy Crabb

Sun 6th Aug 2017 22:01

Hi Keith, thanks for commenting on me poem. It's a scary world out there so nice to know people get it, Cathy

kJ Walker

Sat 8th Jul 2017 18:16

Aye Up Keith. Hope it went well with your publisher. Let me know when the book comes out, I'll definitely order at least one.
Cheers Kevin

kJ Walker

Sat 8th Jul 2017 06:55

Hi Keith, I've missed you over the last week or two. but then you treated us to two for the price of one.
I particularly liked Winds of Freedom. to me it read like you were contemplating your own mortality, but as usual I probably got that bit wrong.
nice to see you back
Cheers Kevin

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