Poet's Corner

I am… who I want to be

I am a Poet tree
I am a song bird
I nest in the poet tree of your mind.

I am not a wrong word
I am a story
I am your heart
a vision
a decision to start.

I am the fiery blood in your veins
the paint that stained the canvas
I choose to answer us
our need for inspiration
and education
that wants to be freed.

I am the need which sails like a ship
from your lips
to say hello
the lovely yellow
of the sun
love letters written by the ton
I am human I am more
I am pages written
I am a musical score.

I am the mind that grasps
the ultimate question
and yet wants to still ask
I am the love that stayed to task
that fights on
I am the choirs of voices
that made positive choices.


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.