Poet's Corner

Poetry is not an exact science

Would you put one part imagery to one part rhythm or more?
Would you put up philosophical questions to open the mind’s door?
Would you use morals or speak of immorality?
Would you talk of death or immortality?
Would use clarity or make things seem distorted?
Would you use structure and word play to get your poem supported?
Would your poems dance on the page?
Or just be formal and normal?
Would your poem be explosive or corrosive?
Slow burn or turn things on their head?
Go slow or leave the reader for dead
as your poem runs ahead?
Would your poem leave your audience enlightened or stressed?
What would you do to make your poem the best?
What would you do?
If you endeavoured to write a poem too!
Don’t say you can’t write because anyone can express how they feel.
You can write what’s real to you
reveal your feelings to be true
poetry is not an exact science
we write from the heart
and that is the place we start.
Sometimes we write with fiery love or frenzied rage
on to the page
the desperate stage where we meet with our feelings
and sometimes in our words we are revealing a deeper us
sometimes we curse and we cuss
but we find feelings true!
May people be inspired by what you write
and the poetry of what you do! ! !

By Daniel Hooks
AKA Alienpoet on Facebook

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.