And ekstasis

by Noel Jeffs

Thank you to Julie Noreen and Denise Thompson for all their surprises.

 
 And ekstasis
 is bearing rock
 –truth digesting fiction.
  
 And the lamp of my eye
 you are here, and we have 
 been in transition to a new deed 
  
 and in mastery of salutation
 realism involves the conflict of 
 survival and we have a new 
  
 end in sight which we can only 
 presage to ourselves and is this 
 the end game again
  
 and I realised my desires do lead 
 to good and wind inflation is a 
 good instalment.  
  
 We belong to nature and have solid 
 ground there. It gave me a heartache 
 to see her so sweet.
  
 Is to calibrate for an exchange 
 which I have not got, something 
 I need to find. 

ekstasis: the state of being beside one’s self or rapt out of one’s self and as the introvert who is reflecting writes in his own style and makes the cadences his own


Biography
Noel Jeffs is an Anglican Friar originally from Gippsland. He is a sometimes student of Kate Lilley and others for a Masters of Creative Writing at Sydney University. He is a disabled person living alone who enjoys conversation and silence and writing. Noel has a Master’s degree in Mental Health and has trained as a psychotherapist. 

His print publication Under the Dome is still available from Garden Lounge in Newtown Sydney.  He has been published in Burrow twice and is currently part of two anthologies, David Reuters’ Outer Space/ Inner Minds and Antologie Romana Australiana a cross-cultural work of dialogue and discourse between his Sydney workshop and the Palatul Culturii Bistrita-Romania, where he was translated into Romanian.

Is currently working on the manuscript of his Thesis poems entitled ‘Walking in Stealth’ to make a print publication and will be released soon.

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