Poet's Corner

Coming to Andover

Some years ago I came to this town,

A new area to me, I came with a frown,

Who are the people?  What are they like?

Would I be accepted? Or get  told  go for a hike.

At first I felt lonely and very shut out,

Then after a while got out and about,

Met people here, met people there,

Soon I didn’t have time to spare.

Leaving old friends had made me feel sad,

Making new ones I was feeling so glad,

Today I am part of the community,

Andover is the place I am meant to be.

(c) Elwyn Bull 2005

Elwyn is a poet from our poets group which meets at the radio station every other week on a Tuesday between 1.30pm until 3pm. If you would like to get your poem featured on Andover radio please email daniel@loveandover.com for more details.

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.