Paul Hansford


Paul Hansford Poems

1. You, Young Girls... 3/13/2008
2. Metamorphosis - 3 Variations On A Theme 5/9/2008
3. Pantoum Written After A Visit To Tate Modern 5/22/2008
4. Words And Music (Sestina) 5/25/2008
5. Swifts In The Wind 7/5/2008
6. Six Poets (Clerihews) 12/8/2008
7. Rainbow 4/19/2009
8. Manifesto 4/28/2009
9. San Juan Night (2) 12/20/2009
10. Sleepless Night - Sonnet 8/10/2009
11. Triolets 5/8/2009
12. Victims 6/29/2009
13. Spring (Sonnet / Acrostic) 6/29/2008
14. This Is Not A Poem 7/3/2008
15. Seventeen Words 5/16/2008
16. Revision Of Tenses 5/19/2005
17. An Accident Of Birth 5/18/2008
18. Like Going Into A Dark Room 5/16/2008
19. Testing A Theory 5/11/2008
20. Magenta 5/7/2008
21. Three Non-Conversations 5/16/2009
22. Little Mr Hansford’s Car 6/18/2009
23. The Flight Of Birds 5/8/2009
24. Insides 7/5/2008
25. Meeting In Jerusalem 7/3/2008
26. San Juan Night 12/10/2009
27. Words 12/4/2009
28. Photographs I Never Took 7/6/2008
29. Will Granny Be Coming? 7/4/2008
30. Life Cycle (A Tritina) 5/25/2009
31. Victims (Mk.2) - A Triolet 6/29/2009
32. Remnants: Auschwitz 7/3/2008
33. Spring Song 6/26/2008
34. Just A Minute! 5/10/2008
35. To A Young Woman 5/15/2009
36. Whose Apples? 7/3/2008
37. Varanasi 12/23/2008
38. Playing In The Park 12/23/2008
39. Not Ozymandias 10/27/2009
40. These Children.... 7/3/2008
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*how To Critique A Poem

If you read somebody’s poem and it makes you want to say,
“I think this piece is wonderful; it really made my day, ”
just go ahead and say it – feedback like this is good,
but saying WHY you like it will please them (well, it should) .

If somebody you don’t know says, “Please comment on my writing, ”
and you look at it, and find it … let’s say, rather unexciting,
then don’t forget – be tactful, find something good to say
before you start on finding fault – don’t ruin someone’s day.

And if you think it’s terrible, be careful how you speak.
Some people ...

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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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