Poet's Corner

You need to lose yourself in the music of life

Light floods my eyes
as a new sun rises.
Desperate for a change
rearrange the colours in your mind
a rainbow song
cries out in the distance
summer rain,
rearrange the colours in your mind.

The thoughts and dreams
streams trickle into rivers
and rivers flow into the sea
we are the places the stories
the faces out of the ordinary,
travellers lost together in some fairy tale.

Every day a new story
if only we would seize the day
prayers go out don’t lose them to doubt
dreams are written in our hearts and minds
time can be deadly
but also brings new chances
life is like a dance
you need to lose yourself in the music.

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.