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Hannah Collins

Updated: Sat, 18 Apr 2020 08:36 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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Dr. Kishore R. Nikam

Sat 6th Jun 2020 10:08

'The Heart That Hopes' is so beautifully concluded...

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jennifer Malden

Fri 5th Jun 2020 20:03

thanks Hannah for the comment on 'The kingfisher'. I've only every seen two or three in a long life, though I admit I never went looking for them. Was horrified to find that because they live in a long burrow, the don't manage to hatch out all their eggs, and many of the young birds get caught up in undergrowth when they dive to catch food, and so get trapped or 'waterlogged'!!!! They also suffer greatly from pollution in the water and from eating the fish that live in it.

Thanks again, Jennifer


Mon 18th May 2020 11:39

"This person"
is ME!


Thu 7th May 2020 11:51

such a pensive look
as if thinking about
writing a poem.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 7th May 2020 11:37

Hannah, I so appreciate your 'notes'.

2019 seems already so long ago. I so remember watching for you, hoping all was well. Are you still working with young children?


Wed 6th May 2020 13:21

Facebook & Twitter
control and censor
thought & speech


Tue 28th Apr 2020 14:56

Hi Hanna - Toasting the Fallacy, thanks very much for the like and commenting. I'm not taking bets on him getting back in, nor is anyone I guess. ?

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Fri 24th Apr 2020 20:36

Hi Hannah - thank you for taking time out to read my poem - I'm glad you liked it ?

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Sun 19th Apr 2020 23:02

Hi Hannah - thanks for your like on Combe Gibbet. I do appreciate it.


Thu 16th Apr 2020 12:17

Thanks for reading "Raindance".
your photo-
what were you thinking?

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jennifer Malden

Wed 15th Apr 2020 18:33

Thanks Hannah for the comment and likes on Fellini in Florence, and H &M. Glad you enjoyed them. Loved your seagulls!


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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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