Poet's Corner

All over Andover by Cat Randle

Rocket Take Off

All over Andover

I hope to see a future full of trees.

Little trees, big trees, backyard trees,

Poet trees, skinny and full fat trees,

All over Andover.

So when we look down from space

You can see a wide eyes view

All over Andover

We can travel across our land

From friend to friend

Tree to Tree

All over Andover

Corridors of green and brown friends

Cool in summer shade

Fun leafy autumn games

Winter sentinels

& springtime climbing frames

All over Andover

Each seed is a lifesaver

A beacon of hope

Breathing in when we breathe out

Silent friends

Growing along with us

Harmony Woods

Growing up with us

All over Andover

By Cat Randle 

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.