Poet's Corner

The writer’s code

The pen is mightier than the sword
so master the pen my son
become one with the ink
use it to sink into the deep waters of imagination
use it to weave and ensnare,
give light and despair
use it but use it with care
remember it’s you that control the pen
not the pen which controls you.
A warrior is nothing without his sword
you are nothing without a pen.
Use it to duck and weave
with words, to make others believe
what you say to be true,
may others be inspired by what you write and do!

By Daniel Hooks

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.