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Hannah Collins

Updated: Sun, 13 Oct 2019 06:35 pm

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My name is Hannah. 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.


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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Brian Maryon

Mon 18th Nov 2019 22:40

Hi Hannah. Thanks for likes for Rainman and Queen's Empty Pockets. I appreciate it. Brian

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Don Matthews

Sun 26th May 2019 09:34

Hannah. I also miss your words......

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Wed 20th Mar 2019 18:26

and I do so miss your words..

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mike booth

Sat 12th Jan 2019 22:14

Just seen again your poem The Traveller - congrats on poem of the week - a beautiful poem it is. Wondered if you know this poem, by Shelley:Ozymandias Launch Audio in a New Window

I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

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Mon 31st Dec 2018 00:58

Thanks for your continuing support Hannah, I hope you have a wonderful New Year ?

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Taylor Crowshaw

Mon 24th Dec 2018 14:40

Seasons Greetings Hannah..thank you for your continued support xx.?

Big Sal

Sun 23rd Dec 2018 20:51

Enjoy the time with your loved ones at this cold time of year. Thanks for all the encouraging words, Hannah.

Looking forward to another year worth of your work.?

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Taylor Crowshaw

Fri 7th Dec 2018 21:24

Thank you for continuing to read my poetry Hannah. It means so much...?

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sun 18th Nov 2018 20:36

Thank you Hannah your support is always appreciated..?

Big Sal

Sun 18th Nov 2018 19:08

Thanks for reading and commenting, Hannah.?

(And all the kind words)


Wed 10th Oct 2018 12:50

doing time
in a restroom
is time wasted
plus it's smelly
get in get out and
always carry a can
of pine spray
in your purse.


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Taylor Crowshaw

Mon 8th Oct 2018 14:44

Thank you Hannah for continuing to read and comment on my work. Your support is invaluable.. Taylor ?


Mon 1st Oct 2018 02:15

Thank you Hannah
are you kin to Tom?

appreciate your comments.
i only wish mine were as good.

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Taylor Crowshaw

Mon 17th Sep 2018 19:06

Thank you Hannah, your comments are always very welcome and appreciated..?

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Graham Sherwood

Sun 16th Sep 2018 10:27

Hannah, many thanks for your very generous comments on Glastosphere.

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sun 19th Aug 2018 17:18

Thank you for your lovely comments Hannah ?

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Tommy Carroll

Sat 18th Aug 2018 02:24

"This man is very selective with who and what he supports." ( Hannah Collins re Jeremy Corbyn )
Well that is hardly worthy of attack Hannah.

Surely if the reverse were the case you would no doubt attack Corbyn as being unprincipled and opportunist.


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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Tue 7th Aug 2018 11:19

Poetry and Dance - so connected!

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Tue 7th Aug 2018 07:30

Thank you Hannah for reading and commenting on my poems. Your opinion is always appreciated! Jane?

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Sun 29th Jul 2018 07:15

Hello Hannah, Thank you for your comments on "A Marriage Ended" & "Feel the Rhythm". I appreciate receiving comments from such a young, talented writer. ?

I am enjoying reading my way through your collection of poems! You have a wonderful take on many issues.

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Sat 21st Jul 2018 20:51

Nice to meet you Hannah. Thank you for taking the time to comment on 'Rainbow'.?


Fri 13th Jul 2018 13:56

thanks for visiting-
what rhymes with Newcastle?

is your brother Collin Collins?

save this.

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Ian Whiteley

Wed 4th Jul 2018 12:15

thanx for the kind comments on the JCC toon Hannah - I appreciate it :-)

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Ebonie Camp

Mon 18th Jun 2018 14:11

thank you for your sample it was so heart felt i also enjoy reading your blogs.

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Nicola Hulme

Wed 13th Jun 2018 09:00

HI Hannah,

Thank you for your kind comments on The Washing Line.

I love the sentiment of "The Heart That Hopes" and especially this line

"People will make a village wherever they are gathered"


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Don Matthews

Mon 11th Jun 2018 00:08

Ah Hannah... you pull at my feelings...please keep doing it. It's interesting you mention about it being OK for men to cry now. I will certainly pull up your poem 'men can cry now'. I also wrote a poem in this vein which I've yet to post. Will let you know when I do.

Thankyou for interacting. I appreciate it.

Don ?

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keith jeffries

Tue 5th Jun 2018 18:49

Congratulations on your highly successful poem. I am a great admirer of your work and look forward to reading more of your poetry.

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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!


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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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Joe Williams

Wed 25th Apr 2018 21:18

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

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