poet Paul Hansford

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-published 2 books which sell locally (at least covering my expenses) , and am working towards a third. Some individual pieces have been printed in magazines and newspapers (including the Daily Mail) , I have been invited to read my work at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature, and have won a couple of prizes for my poetry. more »

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  • Mark Corry (7/23/2019 6:29:00 AM)

    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 (9/25/2009 9:26:00 AM)

    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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Best Poem of Paul Hansford

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.

And we who can but sit, dumb and aghast,
scarcely believe that while the sun still shone
the one who should have lived has gone so fast.

Six decades older, surviving to their last
few days or years, together but alone,
they, with no future, live only in the past.

At least she kept on living to the last,
but should have had a future. She has none.
The one who should have lived has gone so fast,

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