Poet's Corner


As I’m flying down the green wonderland,

Small grey rocks hit my back.

Mountains reaching the sky like they’re wanting to go to heaven.

I leap over fish swimming as fast as bullets.

Animals drinking from my crystal clear skin.

Falling gracefully down the waterfall.

The waterfall like a kidnapper

Bringing me where he wants me to go.

Seaweed tickling my belly.

The sun hanging low like a lightbulb lighting my way.

Floweres blooming as I go.

I was happy until you trapped me in rubbish.

It’s killing my friends!

Help me!

Help the animals while you still can.

By Caitlin N of Andover C of E school

About the author

Dan Hooks

Hi there my name is Dan Hooks and I am a poet.

My poetry has many diverse themes from madness to the mundane, from fantasy and fable to philosophical and the darkness of reality (whatever that is).

I have been writing since I was 18 and have inspired other artists such as Benjamin Heine who created an piece of art work called”filled with fire” from my poem called “Freedom”. That poem was inspired from a quote from Nelson Mandela saying “we are free to be free”. Writing I find is a collaborative process.

I have also written other poems which have been used in language courses in America, Canada and Australia. One of which is called “poem on identity” and the other one is “Antithesis”.

I have a soundcloud account in which I post poems to music and my spoken word pieces. I find spreading my work on various social media platforms really useful for presenting my work.

I am also fond of travelling and have climbed Mount Fuji in Japan visited Finland skied in both USA in keystone Colorado and Whistler in Canada. I find perspective can be found in travelling to other countries and it also helps you appreciate other cultures as well your own.