Soils of my love

Noel Jeffs SSF

Gurindji dirt
put the soil into my hands 
sugar in my bowl
from grandparent’s love 
keeping my aloneness alive 
Et cogito ergo sum
Dogs have kelp

Noel Jeffs SSF is an Anglican Friar originally from Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. He is a sometimes student of Kate Lilley and others for a Master 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. He is a LGBTIQ elder and cared for by that community.

This manuscript ‘Maturing in the Religious life’ deserves wider attention and is now readily available for a wider audience through 
The above is for Australia and Amazon internationally. 

His poetry print publication ‘Under the Dome’ is still available from Garden Lounge in Newtown Sydney.  He has been published in Burrows twice and other places 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 also working on the manuscript of his thesis poems entitled ‘Walking in Stealth’ to make a print publication.

His poetry has been appraised by Phillip Hall as an unspoken delight and wrote poetry for healing and contemplation in the furlough of a two months hospitalization.  



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