Poet's Corner

We learn

Did arms reach out to hug you?
did words of love reach you?
did life the great teacher, teach you?

weren’t you a child once?
sitting on a swing
what did life bring

pictures moments of pleasure
in amongst the pain
the rain the sunlight
all caused your growth

you choose your choices
careering down a path
did you choose to laugh
and write love letters
to lovers and friends
we are all stories in the end

in the pages we turn
We learn.

The stars that burn
light our way but not as much as our hearts.

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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.