Colin Ian Jeffery is an established English poet and novelist with world-wide reputation, his books can be purchased from Amazon and all good bookshops. He was seven, a choirboy, when he became entranced by poetry after hearing the priest read the twenty-third psalm. The beauty of the words struck his soul like lightning, and his Muse began to sing. He then found poetry was being read on the BBC radio Home Service and would listen in awe and delight to such poets as Dylan Thomas, John Betjeman, and Ted Hughes.


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When babe in arms
My mother sang to me
Soft and lilting
Voice precious to my heart.

Long since gone
Beyond sight and touch
Grave deep, never woken by tears.
When caressed by the wind
I hear her song
Touching my soul with a mother’s love.

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