Poet's Corner

Princess of the golden tower

Princess of the golden flower
the sunlit tower.
A bastion of light
watch the birds take flight.
Hour by hour
she sits in the tower
all day long
praying for him.
He cowers behind moon
dark shadows dance
in caves the goblins prance
the orcs stroll.

They burst through the pavements
unseen like fantasies we dream.
We are the dreams
the fantastic uncertainties
the quaint English towns
the dives the drips
out of reality we rip.

We are the daydreamers
the people who read stories
think stories, be stories
but be ridiculous,
inconspicuously mad
drifting tripping
saints who sin
the madness always starts within
as does imagination.

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.