Poet's Corner


As clear as glass I’m flowing,

Through time I’ve lost my footing,

Ahh! I’m going down down down.

Meanders I go through bends and turns,

Time has passed since our last meeting.

Fellow people (friends) thank you

For being my friend.

I feel calm and relaxed

Anything that means the pike are my fighters,

The kingfishers my spies in the sky.

Wahoo! I’m gushing down a water rollercoaster.

Ahh! Faster and faster like a cheetah running.

Slowly slowing down in the wind like a sloth.

Look at me all polluted,

Please help please!

Stop polluting me like animals in a river.

I’m not like a bin, so

Stop treating me like a bin.

Birds’ reflections I can no longer see, 

Because you need to use the bins OK- not me!

You are hurting me now.

I’m fed up of people using me like this.

But still underneath,

I’m a giant

And burning stars.

Inside I’m never ending.

By Tylah of Andover C of E school.


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.