Paul Hansford


Paul Hansford Poems

41. Little Mr Hansford’s Car 6/18/2009
42. Victims 6/29/2009
43. Victims (Mk.2) - A Triolet 6/29/2009
44. Sleepless Night - Sonnet 8/10/2009
45. Driving On Auto-Pilot 8/15/2009
46. A B C Of Poetry 8/29/2009
47. Words 12/4/2009
48. San Juan Night 12/10/2009
49. San Juan Night (2) 12/20/2009
50. Three Non-Conversations 5/16/2009
51. Not Ozymandias 10/27/2009
52. All Round My Hat 7/14/2009
53. Ending 5/15/2009
54. Playing In The Park 12/23/2008
55. Guard Of Honour (Rondeau Redoublé) 5/23/2008
56. Absence 5/26/2009
57. An Accident Of Birth 5/18/2008
58. Revision Of Tenses 5/19/2005
59. After The Stroke 8/14/2009
60. *how To Critique A Poem 5/1/2009
61. A Poem About Laterality 4/22/2009
62. I Have Looked At.... 4/20/2009
63. For Mel (Villanelle) 4/24/2008
64. An English Calendar 7/3/2008
65. Another Sun 5/12/2008
66. My Poems (Décima) 7/3/2008
67. Life Cycle (A Tritina) 5/25/2009
68. A Few Limericks (Serious/Satirical) 7/25/2009
69. Life (Sonnet) 5/6/2008
70. Reflection (A Palindromic Poem) 5/19/2005
71. Growing Up (Sonnet) 6/29/2008
72. January (An Acrostic) 5/16/2008
73. A Poem About Recycling 4/26/2009
74. Sunsets And Flowers (Pantoum) 5/22/2008
75. My Shopping List 4/17/2009

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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Best Poem of Paul Hansford

My Shopping List

I write my shopping-list in rhyme.
It doesn’t take me too much time,
and always helps me to remember.
(I’ve been doing it since last September.)

Wholemeal bread
low-fat spread
strawberry jam
dry-cured ham
Cheddar cheese
frozen peas
free-range eggs
chicken legs
grape jelly
pork belly
lamb chops
lemon drops
fillet steak
chocolate cake
cookie mix
seafood sticks
tortilla chips
salsa dips
instant coffee
treacle toffee
dried sultanas
ripe bananas
runner beans
a bunch of greens
new potatoes
vine ...

Read the full of My Shopping List

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

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