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Hannah Collins

Updated: Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:30 pm

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My name is Hannah. I am 26 years old. I work with young children in school teaching dance and exercise. I love to write and have been writing since I was 10 years old. I write poems but some short stories too. I believe poetry is best when shared. I write about topical issues, emotions, family, everything really. Sometimes I will see an item on the News and it will inspire me to write. I have had a few things published in an Anthology but not a lot yet.

Samples

The Heart That Hopes I think the heart still hopes Even when all hope is gone. Even when all the clothes and food and money and books Have all been taken, The heart hopes on. When there is only a crust of bread To eat each day, I think the heart beats towards that crust. When the mother has gone All hope is on the father, When the baby has entered into the chamber, All hope is on the baby who has not yet entered in. The heart of a human still hopes, Still hopes to remain human. People will make a village wherever they are gathered, Wherever they are imprisoned, They will find a patch of earth, They will make a small city And call it Hope.

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Tahira Rehman

Tue 15th May 2018 23:11

Your sample ‘the heart that hopes’ is a beautiful and deep piece of writing.

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raypool

Fri 11th May 2018 22:41

Thank you for commenting on Clinging to Convention. This is very much a real person in my home town. I try to portray real people where the poem has a documentary flavour. I think you do too. Appreciate your take!

Ray

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mike booth

Tue 8th May 2018 22:59

hi hannah. thanks for kind comments on Stu of the Steps. Reading it again, I'm still not happy with it...the rhythms just don't seem to flow well and some sections are a bit "flabby". An important subject, though, covered by your recent one as well, so thanks for the encouragement!
posting on here rather than my poem section as I fear i could be stirring up a hornet's nest of controversial views... maybe that's worth writing it for alone!
m x

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Anya

Tue 1st May 2018 07:46

Dearest Hannah!

I wanted to Thank you, so so so much, for your input in my writings. Your likes and your inpirational, encouraging comments, are priceless to me. I absolutely love your work!!! You are amazing!!! Thank you!

Your biggest fan...

Anya xxx

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Joe Williams

Wed 25th Apr 2018 21:18

Thank you Hannah, I'm glad you liked the poem 😃

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Wendy

Tue 24th Apr 2018 17:53

Hi Hannah Thankyou for your comments back on my box again love wendy x

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Anya

Wed 18th Apr 2018 21:31

Hi Hannah,

Thank you so much, for liking and commenting on some of my work. My Inspiration likes it!!! Nothing can beat that!!!

Thank you! Anya x

jennifer Malden

Sat 24th Mar 2018 18:28

Hello Hannah,

Thanks for the great comment on The Veteran. You understood exactly what I was trying to express.

Jennifer

jennifer Malden

Sat 24th Mar 2018 17:53

Hello Hannah,
Thanks for the nice comment on Timmy. He was my tiny (2kg) dog. Wee but really feisty and never agressive, a real little terrier. My husband, who had never had a dog,was very agin one, but became really fond of him, and used to walk round the house everywhere, carrying him He could climb rocks like a goat, (four wheel drive!), but couldn't get down, so we had to prise him off with a fishing rod, and catch him in a beach towel.
Jennifer

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Anya

Sun 11th Mar 2018 09:41

Hi Hannah,
Thank you so much for liking my poem „The Gift”. It means a lot. Anya x

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Freya

Fri 9th Mar 2018 22:11

Hannah thanks again for the great comments 😃

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 5th Mar 2018 20:53

Many thanks for you kind comments on 'Sacred Path' Hannah - I'm pleased that you liked it
Ian

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MGS

Wed 28th Feb 2018 20:04

Hi there Hannah... Thank you for liking my poem. Looking forward to see more of your entry. x -mgs

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Freya

Mon 12th Feb 2018 22:51

Thank you, Hannah for the lovely comment.
In the process of giving yours a read!

Freya

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Ruby

Sun 4th Feb 2018 02:49

Thanks Hannah for your like and comment on "Forgotten". Your poems are ravishing and it's a lovely treat to read them.

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Graham Sherwood

Fri 2nd Feb 2018 09:41

Hannah, many thanks for the likes and comments on WIGIG and WIGIG2.

You'll notice I've deleted them both (as in when it's gone, it's gone) as I only posted them to vent a little frustration at the current events concerning the plight of some women.

Keep up the good work. You are always an interesting poet to read.

Graham

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220August

Mon 22nd Jan 2018 19:45

Hannah,

From your sample:"I think the heart still hopes
Even when all hope is gone."

I think so.

I try and follow the Stoics (From Zeno to Marcus Aurelius) and be a realist and avoid the poets (as is the Stoic way). But I can't. I'm like a rat-terrier who chases rats; because he has too. My heart will always hope, as much as I try and mind my mind, because it has too.

Thanks for sharing your work.

August

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Colin Hill

Wed 3rd Jan 2018 13:05

thank you Hannah. I did indeed know that. The reader interprets the use of words in different ways sometimes. All the best, Colin.

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Laura Taylor

Thu 23rd Nov 2017 12:52

Hey Hannah

Thank you very much for your comments on Just Relax and Hashtag Arrogance, I do appreciate it.

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Richard

Thu 2nd Nov 2017 10:54

Nice work I enjoyed reading your poetry! Will be back for more

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Hannah Collins

Wed 1st Nov 2017 19:43

Hi Mike, I have sent you a message about the poem somewhere.
It is fine with me, a great idea, I look forward to reading it.

Hannah

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mike booth

Sat 28th Oct 2017 22:21

Meant to ask if it is ok to post my poem based on the Caged Bird? M😀

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mike booth

Sat 28th Oct 2017 20:19

Hi Hannah. An old friend of mine who is also on this site, Winston Plowes, has suggested an interesting experiment. You take a line or two of a favourite poem and create your own where each word becomes the last line of your new poem. Having recently read one of yours, I thought I would use a little quotation from the Caged Bird... hope that was ok! I will post the result on my page, but enjoyed letting the mind wander with your original words. You should try it too - it's fun! cheers, mike

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mike booth

Sat 28th Oct 2017 09:57

Hi Hannah. You are clearly a prolific encourager of those on this site as well as a sensitive poet. I am enjoying your work and appreciate the positive feedback you have given on some of my efforts. we are all following Auden's advice when he said "A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language."
Keep writing!
M

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Tom

Thu 19th Oct 2017 19:27

Hi Hannah,

Thanks so much for the comments on Cooling Towers and Death Is The Only Song. I really appreciate the feedback and thank you for reading. I've started working my way through your work and am already really enjoying your style. The Grass and The Garden Shed are particularly good. Thanks! Tom

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Laura Taylor

Mon 9th Oct 2017 14:44

Hey Hannah

Many thanks for your comments on my last two poems. Yeh, they are both about him. I expect I'll be writing a few more before the year is out, too.

kJ Walker

Sun 8th Oct 2017 19:22

Hi Hannah, thanks for taking the time to comment on my latest bit of nonsense. Glad you enjoyed it
Cheers Kevin

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Laura Taylor

Fri 6th Oct 2017 09:29

Morning Hannah

Ah thank you re Margaret. Wrote itself the day after she died! I'd been waiting a long time.

And thank you for your kind words about my Dad. Take care, and I look forward to reading more of your work too.

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Tommy Carroll

Wed 4th Oct 2017 04:06

There you are! (your poems) Tommy

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Eseosa

Sun 1st Oct 2017 14:38

Thanks so much for your comment on WARM. much appreciated

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