Poet's Corner

Touched by the Muse’s hand

Kissed by chaos
touched by the Muse’s hand
penned by blood
stained by the red
exploding into my own head.

Reaping the rhythms of un-danceable music
the blues hits me like a strained guitar
I travel the world but the sun is my star
gravelly graveyards aren’t too far
for me to reference
angelic heart
devilish choice
the voice of mad man
the characterisation of life lived to full.
The terrible blank page
this is the war I rage.
A glass half full
is life lived in regret.

I want the hourglass to empty
The sands of time
I want to understand…

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.