Poet's Corner


I started off with a bit of rain.

I tumbled down a mountain

With the reflection of dancing trees.

Calm birds chirping communicating with each other.

Wind twisting around trees maneuvering past me.

My current weaving through me tickling me.

My skin is smooth and see through.

The water is my skin.

Treat me with respect please.

As the sun falls down and the moon lifts up

I lay beneath the burning stars.

I hear doors open and shut like never before,

Beeping like an emergency.

And guess what?

I can see builders with boxes 



Breaking things into me.

I was absorbing into a sewer,

Clogged with junk .


I could not deal with it.

My life is disappearing.

I close my eyes for them to never open again.

By Reuben 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.