Poet's Corner

The white Rabbit Queen and her domain

Somewhere sandwiched in between
lives the Queen
of the land of wishes and dreams.

Sunbeams fall thick and hot
in that same land that time forgot.
The key is a man who knows not
but what he knows he hasn’t forgot.

An opening forms in his mind
a doorway to another place
eyes light up his face.

In this land the fairies dance
to hypnotic beats
and centaurs prance
the nymphs bathe
the sprites rave.

For they are hidden in paintings
illustrations that move
in the corner of your eye you can almost see
them moving but you need the magic to believe.

They are doorways to other worlds
seen by many boys and girls
they hid from us in art and paintings, long years
and in the refracted light of artists tears
gives birth to unicorns without fears
for they say authors artists and dreamers
are the subjects of the Queen of these worlds
sent by her into this mortal realm
to create more doors and keys
for these creatures to inhabit
for she is the Queen and her symbol is the white Rabbit
but she is never late
for she can read the stars of fate.

By Daniel Hooks

AKA Alienpoet on Facebook

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.