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Shelley Hansen - Lady of Lines
Winner of National Henry Lawson Award for Traditional Rhyming Verse 2019/20
Queensland Written Bush Poetry Champion 2015
Australian Humorous Written Bush Poetry Champion 2017

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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!!

My Poem of the Month Who Will Save the Albatross? arose from what we learned about the endangered shy albatross, while on a boat trip off the coast of southern Tasmania a few years ago. It is a sad story, but one that deserves to be told.

My electronic poetry newsletter eLines is back for 2020 and in its 8th year - with brand new features celebrating Australian poets and poetry. In readable one page format it can be delivered confidentially and free to your email inbox every month. Use the Contact Me form to be added to my mailing list.


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