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keith jeffries

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Updated: Sun, 8 Oct 2017 09:26 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, Spirituality, The Slav Composers, Meditation and my two dogs. 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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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

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

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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

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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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Matthew Nicholson

Thu 29th Jun 2017 16:06

Hi Keith

Sorry for the slow reply to your last comment. I've not been on the site for a while. Things have been a bit hectic the last few months. Gigs in and around the North of England and then a house move which now sees me residing in Worcestershire.

Thank you again for the positivity of your comments. I've got loads going on at the moment, busy tackling numerous poems which again reflect the same empathic style. I will of course add these in due course as thet are finished.

I am also busy looking into funding options at present with a view to securing the necessary funding to record my first EP and a first collection of poems. There is still much to be done on this but now I have moved back to the mainland I am doing all I can to progress and spread the work as far as I can. I hope you are well and still enjoying life in Spain.

Kind Regards
Matthew

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kJ Walker

Sat 17th Jun 2017 19:29

Hi Keith thanks for commenting on 'the foundling', and thanks too for recommending my stuff to the 'highbrow lady' I don't know what she'd make of my drivel, but don't be surprised if she gives you a wide berth next time you meet.
Cheers kevin

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keith jeffries

Thu 8th Jun 2017 00:17

Rachel, thank you for this. Personal development and self discovery are on going processes which often need the affirmation of others. Thank you again. Keith

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elPintor

Wed 7th Jun 2017 23:58

Great bio, Keith..almost like a personal emancipation. Keep speaking up, my friend.

Rachel

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keith jeffries

Mon 22nd May 2017 19:39

Ray, thank you. I am happy to take the risk. Keith

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ray

Mon 22nd May 2017 11:31

At the moment I'm thinking I'll spend more time on the site, so I'll be happy to offer advice. You may grow tired of me. I know I do.

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kJ Walker

Sun 14th May 2017 09:40

hi Keith, thanks for reading and commenting on "Shut Thi' Clack". it was based on an ex-service mens club we went into when I was in the TA. It was armistice day, but bingo still took priority, and we all had to sit in silence till it had finished. I found it funny how it was acceptable to talk during the turn though.
Cheers Kevin

john walton

Mon 8th May 2017 22:49

Hi Keith

Thank you for your comments today - Enlightenment is obviously the first poem I've posted on here so to get your kind words was much appreciated.

Regards
John

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Garry Rowlands

Mon 1st May 2017 11:23

Hi Keith, thank you for your recent post on my blogs and profile.
I had some major stent work but am now fine. My nearr heart atrack came out of the blu.and im ok so as long as you take your angina meds you should have worries.
I was born in lancashire (widnes so now in cheshire) and educated in Warwickshire - warwick university.
Now in South Cumbria.

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Jason Phillips

Mon 1st May 2017 04:30

Thank you for the positive comment! It means a lot

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Darren Lea-grime

Sat 15th Apr 2017 08:46

Hi Keith, thanks for
the comments on my poems. I often wonder if anyone actually reads anything I write. I'm interested in your comment about conformity in your profile, one of my relations served in the army until he was about 40 and has only just really found his own voice. Ive enjoyed reading your poems especially a mountain journey. Daz

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MARIA

Fri 14th Apr 2017 08:02

Hello Keith! Thanks for your comment and for taking the time to read my poem. I read your poem in your profile and I really liked it. I saw you write a lot. It is a good thing!

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Ghazala Lari

Thu 13th Apr 2017 11:48

Hello Keith, thank you for showing interest in this poem. not many people like to read about scriptures, spirituality or God. thank u for your lovely comment.
-ghazala l.

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