Poet's Corner

Love you from a far

Bee stung lips
with honey drips
but I am lost
just your voice remains.
Is the sky stained with dirty clouds,
or are our circumstances beautiful?

Here’s a ritual
I pray to receive wisdom
I need something to lean upon
I need it but it often falls off our lips
sometimes too much.
I drift off to the sound of my own breath
sinking deeply bereft,
but ultimately it must be my decision to love myself
and you from afar
like the sun and star.


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.