Poet's Corner

The festival of sleep after Christmas and New Year’s Eve

The festival of sleep after Christmas

When Christmas and New Year’s Day are finished
and you are tired and all your energy has diminished.
When all you can do is creep into dreams
of being in a new year
yet having one toe dipped in the past
sleep and dream of happiness that will last
tomorrow is not going anywhere.
The present is all we have
yet we can make more memories of good times had
and they can live on with us
good times to discuss
with our friends who we trust
so start new trends in the new year
make new friends and lets be clear
get some rest for now
because you have worn yourself out
and yet the future is ours
for the taking
whether in dreams or reality we are making.


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.