Poet's Corner

Geisha vampire

Red lips 

White paint

hides death 

her grace, a butterflies wing

life caught in her cold stare of her sting.

All dressed in colours which catch the moons glare

she kisses you like death kisses away the life that fades from sleep

an angel with a bushido blade

cuts away the bamboo deep

which grows with haste

the light fades into a full moon

A butterfly hiding in a tomb

with carnivorous teeth

hiding a song of red bloodied despair

her cold touch ice on skin

catches your heart within sin

The black tea ceremony 

of vampiric death or matrimony

if she chooses you for her thrall.

by Dan Hooks

AKA Alienpoet

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.