Poet's Corner

When love is an Alien word

When love is an alien word
where are you I need you so?

Your soul is like white gold
beautiful but difficult to hold.

Are you in the clear light away from me?
Or so it seems,
or are you in my dreams?

When you touch me I feel reborn,
young and new,
like the morning dew

But I have had too many mornings without you.

When will you come and be with me forever see me?

I don’t know.

I need you like the oasis needs the rain.

So be with me again
Cause love is an alien word

Without you I am a bird without wings
I never sing.


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.