Paul Hansford Poems
|1.||*How to Critique a Poem||5/1/2009|
|2.||For Mel (villanelle)||4/24/2008|
|4.||The First Time||4/22/2008|
|5.||After The Stroke||8/14/2009|
|6.||A Poem about Recycling||4/26/2009|
|9.||Guard of Honour (rondeau redoublé)||5/23/2008|
|10.||Driving on Auto-pilot||8/15/2009|
|11.||My Shopping List||4/17/2009|
|12.||Reflection (a palindromic poem)||5/19/2005|
|13.||Dos besos (a brief love story)||5/23/2008|
|14.||A few Limericks (serious/satirical)||7/25/2009|
|16.||An English Calendar||7/3/2008|
|18.||A Poem about Laterality||4/22/2009|
|20.||A B C of poetry||8/29/2009|
The First Time
I was only seventeen, and you were about the same,
and I knew nothing about you – I barely knew your name.
But I looked at you, and you looked at me, and we looked at each other, and then…
I knew, the first time you smiled at me, I wanted to see you again.
So I went where I knew I could find you, and asked you to go on a date,
and you looked quite shy, but you said you would, and I knew it must be fate.
And I looked at you, and you looked at me, and we looked at each other, and then…