Poet's Corner

Blue lines

At the doorway
we see the signs,
little blue lines
running this way and that
zig zagging along the interwoven paths
we travel on.
Some might say they show life’s mystery
the mystery of the fates
where we’ve been and where we are going
we live in the cloud of unknowing
not knowing where we will be tommorow
the joy, the sorrow we will face
the blue lines pick up pace
to drag us on
to places far beyond what we can see
blue lines between you
and blue lines between me.

By Daniel Hooks
AKA alienpoet on Facebook

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.