Poet's Corner

Daffodils in December

Is it global warming?
the storms of uncertainty?
that bring forth yellow before it’s time?

the daffodils in the Christmas Day sunshine
before their supposed time.

I stare anxiety in the face
the human race
Chose to bloom
before the earth’s womb was ready
heady words can we evolve to be peaceful
like the daffodils we live in hope of growth
because we need that hope
to free ourselves from the unkind
minds that enslave
peace starts within and it can save.

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.