Poet's Corner

Andover Ash tree stream

Rising from the Ash trees

we are the dust 

from those trees 

the first man and woman rose from the ashes

maybe we were born in the fires

of dead worlds 

every boy and every girl

are Phoenix souls

Andover’s name comes from the old words on dubr, which means Ash tree stream.

for further information on the Ash tree stream project look up www.ashtreestream.com

This is a project by artist James Aldridge, Chapel Arts studios and Andover trees United.

Poem by Dan Hooks AKA Alienpoet

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.