Poet's Corner

Snow day again

Crispy crunchy snow
slippery slush puppy snow
dusty blow in your face, so wear a scarf snow.

Gusty sleet blowing a gale up the street
frosty ice slipping and sliding, ice rink on repeat
snowflakes cause there to be no milk in the shops
So no cornflakes today I feel a bit of a strop
and we pray that spring will bounce into action
because this winter has caused a reaction
cause it is still here in March
will we be April fooled and it will carry on…


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.