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keith jeffries

Email: moganero_22@outlook.es
Updated: Sat, 18 Aug 2018 05:15 pm

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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, Painting with Pastels, Peace & Justice, International Relations, British & European History ,Ignatian Spirituality and other Spiritualities, The Slav Composers, Contemplation, Meditation and my two dogs. Work: Spiritual Direction & Writing 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 one´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

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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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d.knape

Sun 23rd Sep 2018 18:46

Thanks Keith for your admiration.
I am glad someone recognizes brilliance
when they see it.


wink.

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Tommy Carroll

Fri 21st Sep 2018 12:01

Keith, ta. As with Ray's comment I appreciate your thinking about the verse "Persephone"
Tommy

d.knape

Fri 21st Sep 2018 02:28


I see you are interested in International Relations.
so am I. Does she have a 1-800 number?

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Jane Briganti

Sun 16th Sep 2018 11:24

Hello Keith. Thank you so much that beautiful comment you made on the 'The Sweetest Sleep'. It helped to reinforce my confidence that my writing is improving. Thank you! Have a Happy Sunday!😊 Jane

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Graham Sherwood

Sun 16th Sep 2018 10:29

Thank you for your king comments on Glastosphere Keith!

d.knape

Sat 15th Sep 2018 11:30

thanks for your comments on The Ant Wars

while serving in HM Forces
did you ever have encounters with Ants?

best to use drones on them
takes the sting out of fighting.

(since you are hairless, always wear a hat.)

wink.

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 4th Sep 2018 18:16

thanks so much for your kind comments on 'Under August Skies' Keith - apologies for the late response as I have been away on holiday - I'm really pleased you liked it
Ian

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Jon Stainsby

Mon 20th Aug 2018 20:18

Thanks, Keith, for your support.

Jon

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keith jeffries

Mon 20th Aug 2018 07:28

I thought you were going to say hammered vellum, but alas technology is here to stay. Thanks
Keith

d.knape

Mon 20th Aug 2018 01:40

I used to write in note books by hand.
now I use the computer exclusively.
it is easier and faster and you can see the form of the poem as it takes shape.
by the way, in my youth,
I used to use Hammer & Chisel.

It was slow but
at least it was permanent!

wink

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sun 19th Aug 2018 17:16

Thank you for reading There is Beauty Keith..💕

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Jane Briganti

Wed 1st Aug 2018 16:17

Keith,

Thank you for your sincere comments. They are always encouraging.😊

Jane

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Jane Briganti

Wed 25th Jul 2018 18:07

Thank you Keith for commenting on Love or Lust, I appreciate it. Your comment in itself was poetic!

Thanks, Jane😊

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Darren J Beaney

Tue 24th Jul 2018 08:07

Hi Keith

Thanks once again for your positive comments!

Cheers

DJB

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sun 22nd Jul 2018 15:22

Appreciate your comments Keith..
Taylor

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sun 22nd Jul 2018 11:44

Hi, thanks for taking the time to read my poem..loving your work. Taylor

jennifer Malden

Thu 19th Jul 2018 21:59

Hi Keith, Thanks for the positive feedback on Meditterranean August. Have onlu just realised that incredibly, it was POW. Thanks for your encouragement.It was reallly the wine which lulled us to sleep more than the breakers!

Jennifer

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Danny G.

Tue 17th Jul 2018 00:39

Thanks Keith, always love your feedback! It’s appreciated! Danny

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racha chafik

Fri 13th Jul 2018 17:19

Hey Keith
Thank you I actually deleted my comment because I didn't know how the answer would be I will keep in mind that u appreciate my comments . It really means alot

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Danny G.

Fri 13th Jul 2018 16:04

Thanks Keith for taking the time to read my poem and commenting on it. I appreciate it!

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Ian Whiteley

Thu 12th Jul 2018 22:36

thanks for the comments on 'red herrings' Keith - glad you got a laugh out of it
Ian

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 9th Jul 2018 12:39

thanks for commenting on 'the weeping angel' Keith - glad you liked it mate
Ian

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Darren J Beaney

Fri 29th Jun 2018 12:42

Hi Keith

Just a quick note to thank you "in person" for your recent very kind and encouraging comments.

Really appreciated!

D

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Ian Whiteley

Thu 21st Jun 2018 16:02

Thanks for your comments on 'strange fruit' Keith - sorry the reply has been slow - been away on holiday with no internet access 😃 BLISS

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Danny G.

Wed 20th Jun 2018 21:47

Thanks again for the positive feedback Keith! I appreciate it.

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Danny G.

Mon 11th Jun 2018 20:29

Thanks for the words of encouragement Keith, I appreciate your feedback and thanks for taking the time to read my poem!

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keith jeffries

Mon 11th Jun 2018 15:46

Hello one and all.
Thank you indeed for congratulating me on POTW. It is an accolade which should be shared by us all, because without your comments, criticism and advice I would not have persevered. Thank you all so very much
Keith

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Darren J Beaney

Mon 11th Jun 2018 07:53

Hi Keith

Though I would invade your space! And say a quick tahnk you for reading my stuff and taking the time to add positive comments from time to time!

Cheers

D

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Hannah Collins

Wed 6th Jun 2018 20:47

Thank you for your kind comment on my poem.
Really appreciated.

Hannah

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Wendy

Tue 5th Jun 2018 07:07

Thankyou Keith for your comments it’s been a long time coming my writing and I’m enjoying myself writing things down . And I’m sure there will be a lot more love Wendy x

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