Poet's Corner


I remember when life had just started.

I was a channel of excitement.

I slithered down the mountains

Like I was time travelling.

A fast flowing stream,

Colliding and grasping,

Making myself greater.

Eventually I thundered down a cliff side,

Producing an enjoyable waterfall.

I wound my way around rocks.

I was the Overlord,

Chuckling as I gushed along the water bank.

I became a shining stream,

Steadily strolling along.

Suddenly I relaxed,

The kingfishers were always by my side,

Along with the bluebells and damselflies,

Dancing joyfully as I leisurely edged forward.

Well, those times are forgotten.

I am destroyed,

Like a stain on the earth.

I will eventually evaporate and come down as rain.

But I never knew…

My future could come to this…

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.