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|
|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|
|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|
|18.||For Mel (villanelle)||4/24/2008|
|20.||Fragment of a Novel (more of a prose poem really)||4/4/2009|
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…