Paul Hansford


Paul Hansford Poems

1. *How to Critique a Poem 5/1/2009
2. Another Sun 5/12/2008
3. For Mel (villanelle) 4/24/2008
4. After The Stroke 8/14/2009
5. The First Time 4/22/2008
6. Gifts 5/2/2008
7. A Poem about Recycling 4/26/2009
8. Guard of Honour (rondeau redoublé) 5/23/2008
9. Absence 5/26/2009
10. Driving on Auto-pilot 8/15/2009
11. Reflection (a palindromic poem) 5/19/2005
12. A few Limericks (serious/satirical) 7/25/2009
13. A Poem about Laterality 4/22/2009
14. Artist’s model 1/1/2009
15. Dos besos (a brief love story) 5/23/2008
16. four haiku 5/2/2008
17. I have looked at.... 4/20/2009
18. My Shopping List 4/17/2009
19. Questions 5/21/2008
20. An English Calendar 7/3/2008

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

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