Biography of Paul Hansford
I am an ex-teacher (of all ages from 3 to 18) , and a member of a Poetry Workshop group - so I have to write at least once a month! You will find all kinds of poetry here, extracted from many years of writing. There are set forms and free, humorous, serious, romantic... so if you keep looking you should find something you like! I have self-published 2 books which sell locally (at least covering my expenses) , and am working towards a third. Some individual pieces have been printed in magazines and newspapers (including the Daily Mail) , I have been invited to read my work at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature, and have won a couple of prizes for my poetry.
Paul Hansford's Works:
Testing a Theory
- *How to Critique a Poem
- Another Sun
- For Mel (villanelle)
- The First Time
- A Poem about Recycling
- After The Stroke
- Guard of Honour (rondeau redoublé)
- Driving on Auto-pilot
- Artist’s model
- Dos besos (a brief love story)
- four haiku
- A Poem about Laterality
The Science of Parting
On a line from Mandelstam - 'I have learned the science of parting'
There was so much we never did together,
places to go and visit hand in hand,
so much we could have learned about each other,
so many things to say before goodbye.
Nobody ever knew how much I suffered;
but by applying all the skills I'd learned