Jan Oskar Hansen Poems

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A Cigarette

A Cigarette

Dawn, yes and the mist, what else do you

...And Sweet Was My Love

….And Sweet was My Love

I had met her in the town where I went to school,
about an hour train ride from my town. She was

A Cairo Rose

A Cairo Rose

Lily white was his shirt
A red rose sprung from his chest,

...And It Was Her Summer

…And It Was Her Summer

“Go back to the children’s home, she said I have no work and

A Bridge In Portugal

There had been much rain in the upland and the river ran
full and strong, so forceful that a pillar, on the old bridge,
broke off and half of it fell down.
Misty night when a bus crossed the bridge, plunged down

A Celebrated Accident

Celebrated Accident

Beautiful rainbow over the valley
I saw a man climb up its bow only

A Beautiful Song

A Beautiful Song. (Ink Spots)

“I don’t want to set the world on fire” what a lovely song.
But I’m disturbed by sparrows, sit in my orange tree and

4 Haiku For The Spirit

4 Haiku for the spirit

To fly far away
Let clouds absorb unhappiness

A Christmas Remembered

A Christmas Remembered

Day before Christmas it was cold and we walked down
to the harbour to buy a tree and I remember the sea

A Bag Of Inconsequence

I remember tiny things picking up a burnt match
from a floor wondering who threw it there.
A May day in St. Malo, I saw an old man crying
streaks of tears down rumpled chin.

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