Paul Hansford

Paul Hansford Poems

41. January (An Acrostic) 5/16/2008
42. The Science Of Parting 4/24/2008
43. In-Convenience 6/22/2008
44. There Is No Comment Submitted By Members. 11/15/2008
45. Sunsets And Flowers (Pantoum) 5/22/2008
46. Fragment Of A Novel (More Of A Prose Poem Really) 4/4/2009
47. Life (Sonnet) 5/6/2008
48. All Round My Hat 7/14/2009
49. Inconsequential Syllables 6/29/2008
50. Death Of A Queen 12/23/2008
51. My Poems (Décima) 7/3/2008
52. All Chinese To Me 4/13/2009
53. Ending 5/15/2009
54. A B C Of Poetry 8/29/2009
55. An English Calendar 7/3/2008
56. Questions 5/21/2008
57. I Have Looked At.... 4/20/2009
58. Growing Up (Sonnet) 6/29/2008
59. Four Haiku 5/2/2008
60. Dos Besos (A Brief Love Story) 5/23/2008
61. Artist’s Model 1/1/2009
62. My Shopping List 4/17/2009
63. A Poem About Laterality 4/22/2009
64. Reflection (A Palindromic Poem) 5/19/2005
65. Driving On Auto-Pilot 8/15/2009
66. A Few Limericks (Serious/Satirical) 7/25/2009
67. Absence 5/26/2009
68. Guard Of Honour (Rondeau Redoublé) 5/23/2008
69. A Poem About Recycling 4/26/2009
70. Gifts 5/2/2008
71. The First Time 4/22/2008
72. After The Stroke 8/14/2009
73. For Mel (Villanelle) 4/24/2008
74. Another Sun 5/12/2008
75. *how To Critique A Poem 5/1/2009

Comments about Paul Hansford

  • 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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*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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