Poet's Corner

Buzz Off! By Carole

Sitting in the garden

Drinking a cup of tea

Relaxing for five minutes

When along comes a buzzing bee

It flies around and around my head

And just won’t leave me alone

I move away from the flowers

But it follows me like a dog with a bone

Now, I know they’re good for the garden

But at the moment I really don’t care

I just want it to buzz right off 

And fly away – anywhere!

The cat is watching it intently 

Getting ready to pounce

No, No, No you silly puss

It will sting inside your mouth

I creep away so silently

It’s back indoors for me

Leaving the bee to the flowers 

And I can drink me tea

         In Peace!!

By Carole Payne


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.