Poet's Corner

The moonchild ( eclipse origin story)

She was the dream that never ended

Her garden was always well tended

technicolor flowers and trees

birds and bees.

But in the distance the shadowman danced

when the sun set in the sky

He spoke about the whereabouts of the moonchild

their child together

a link they couldn’t sever

For they were divorced and divided

The shadows grew when the moonchild rose

The shadowman had the night, she had the day

But the shadowman kept the child from her

if the child chose it would be midnight forever

and the shadowman was manipulative and clever

His son he always spoilt with many gifts

but his son the moonchild sleeps and dreams of his mother

He will never hurt her or any other.

But sometimes on an eclipse

the moonchild steals the suns light

and his father and mother fight

But he always gives it back.

because the light of the Sun is blinding
to the moonchild
and he has to let it go

So the sun will again glow.


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.