Poet's Corner


Laughter is good for you

That’s what I have heard

You can’t always be serious

It would be absurd.

Laughter is a medicine

It can help along a cure

Find some fun and happiness

You’ll feel better soon I’m sure.

Laughter is infectious

It can very quickly spread

A disease that all should catch

Not one that we should dread.

Laughter is for young and old

For every race and creed

A hearty giggle every day

Is what each person needs.

Laughter doesn’t cost a thing

It is completely free

Tell your friends a joke or two

Then you’ll surely see.

Laughter just needs excercising 

Every single day

If you keep on practising

Your blues will fly away.

(c) Elwyn Bull 2009.

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.