Poet's Corner

Crying into the goddess’s arms

I want to cry into the Sophia’s arms.
Be safe in her presence and come to no harm.
I want to be supported by her
but a river comes at me fast and broad.
And I am but a flower in the way.
I can’t move I have to stay.
The river is the world coming to flatten me.
For she is the goddess who protects me.
She loves me and weeps for me.
I stand firm in her.
The river won’t even splash me at her whim.
Sophia all I have to do is trust in you
That is all I have to do.
Because I already love you.
But I am crippled by fears.
Sophia why didn’t I trust you all these years.
But there is still time.

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.