Poet's Corner

Forget me not by SJ Platt

Roses bloomed on your cheeks that day,

In black and white outside the church,

As petals, shed from your small bouquet,

Danced with the catkins from the silver birch.

Cornflowers shone in your children’s eyes

When they first saw their world; your face

They grew like weeds and then broke their ties,

Set down their own roots and found their place.

Unseen, the buds of a youthful mind

Grew ever fewer year on year

Until now – when your offshoots are trying to find

Some cuttings of fresh hope to take home from here.

Winter cannot be changed back to Spring,

The blossoms are gone, and cannot be recalled.

Preserve that final flower, say important things;

And talk, just talk, befo re the petals fall.

© SJ Platt

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.