Poet's Corner

What is my purpose?

In the flow of time and space
my face emerges
and says what’s on my heart
to take words and place them
in eloquent ways not to be torn apart
to question the absolutes
and acknowledge their roots
in our society
to not be put off or put down quietly

My purpose is to be as big as my dreams
and full of a blossoming heart
to nurture my ideas
and not to be shrunk by fears
not to be pushed like a weather vane by the wind
but to acknowledge the hot air of others
but not to have my ideas binned
by their hot air.
to have a sense of identity and not despair

My purpose is what I hold in my heart and mind
and my soul which cries out
I will not lose my way to doubt
or loud noises
I choose my words my voice will sound out for the voiceless
the marginalised, the disabled
and I catch their stories in poetry if I am able.

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.