Poet's Corner


When I was born I went down fast furious mountains like a whooshing rocket.

After birth I ran between trees with bee hives dangling off them like Christmas Tree ornaments.

As I wiggled in wobbly waves, fish were my treasure, birds bowed in pleasure.

As I fell down my water slide going to my destination, going down again for regeneration.

Soon as the time passed it was good enough to last.

My guards were chopped as fast as lightning.

My trees were replaced with tall buildings.

The number of friends I had was dwarfed to a small number.

Those trees like guards had accommodated me into the forest.

The clouds were dark.

I didn’t have a spark.

Why did you poison me with your remains of food?

I was once beautiful but you spoiled me.

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.