Paul Hansford


Poems of Paul Hansford

1. *How to Critique a Poem 5/1/2009
2. A B C of poetry 8/29/2009
3. A few Limericks (serious/satirical) 7/25/2009
4. A Poem about Laterality 4/22/2009
5. A Poem about Recycling 4/26/2009
6. Absence 5/26/2009
7. After The Stroke 8/14/2009
8. All Chinese to me 4/13/2009
9. All Round My Hat 7/14/2009
10. An Accident of Birth 5/18/2008
11. An English Calendar 7/3/2008
12. Another Sun 5/12/2008
13. Artist’s model 1/1/2009
14. Death of a Queen 12/23/2008
15. Dos besos (a brief love story) 5/23/2008
16. Driving on Auto-pilot 8/15/2009
17. Ending 5/15/2009
18. For Mel (villanelle) 4/24/2008
19. four haiku 5/2/2008
20. Fragment of a Novel (more of a prose poem really) 4/4/2009

Revision of Tenses

As far as actions in the past are concerned,
if you give the matter your attention,
you will recall various tenses -
the Past Continuous, the Past Definite,
the Imperfect, the Perfect, and the Pluperfect,
which we might call the more-than-Perfect;
we need not concern ourselves at the moment
with the Past Anterior.
I, at the moment, am not concerned with the past at all,

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