Paul Hansford

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I am an ex-teacher (of all ages from 3 to 18) , and a member of a Poetry Workshop group - so I have to write at least once a month! You will find all kinds of poetry here, extracted from many years of writing. There are set forms and free, humorous, serious, romantic... so if you keep looking you should find something you like! I have self-publishe ...
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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) .
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Another Sun
Perhaps in another world
another sun comes
up,
lighting a different
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For Mel (Villanelle)
The one who should have lived has gone so fast.
The old ones, in their dotage, linger on –
they, with no future, live only in the past.
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4.
After The Stroke
This is my husband, my mother said
to the nurse with pride,
only she meant me.
Everyone in the day-room knew
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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.
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Mark Corry 23 July 2019
Hi, looking to get in contact with Paul Hansford regarding the use of a poem. Please email me at marklofo (@) gmail.com. Thanks
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Catrina Heart 25 September 2009
A fabulous poet and great critique who have an eye and background in poetry. Reading his works you'll learn more about poetry is all about! ! !
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