Shelley Hansen - Lady of Lines
Queensland Written Bush Poetry Champion 2015
Australian Humorous Written Bush Poetry Champion 2017


I invite you to enter my website - and my poetic world ...

Why read poetry? In a world of instant access and 24/7 availability, it is all too easy to fail to take time to appreciate the finer things in life. These things can help restore our emotional balance when the stresses and pressures of everyday living throw us out of kilter. Poetry is an integral part of the human spirit. Throughout the ages it has been a measure of our hopes, our fears, our joys, our tears ... our humanity.

As you view the world through the poet's eye, may you find the key to unlock the secrets of your heart.

Latest News!!

Check out my Poem of the Month Mary River, which celebrates events and characteristics of the river which runs through my home town of Maryborough. During the 1800s it was the final stretch of the long voyage from Europe for early settlers coming direct to Queensland.

News has just arrived that my poem Lawson's Legacy has been highly commended in the 2019 Bronze Swagman Award for written bush verse. Along with my two other entries in this competition, it will appear in the upcoming annual Bronze Swagman Book of Bush Verse.

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