Shelley Hansen - Lady of Lines
I invite you to enter my website - and my poetic world ...
I write and perform poetry on many subjects - people, places, events ... mixed in with a few old-fashioned words of wisdom. My style is for the most part traditional, although I have occasional forays into blank and free verse. Many of my works feature the rhymes, rhythms and themes of the "bush verse" which is unique to my homeland ... Australia.
Why read poetry? Today we live in a world of instant access, instant messaging, instant gratification and 24/7 availability. It is just so easy to get caught up in it all, and fail to take time to appreciate the finer things in life - such as fine music, fine art, and fine literature, of which poetry is a part. 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.
So ... stop! Read poetry! If you already read poetry ... read more poetry! And, as you view the world through the poet's eye, may you find the key to unlock the secrets of your heart.