A friendship found

By Nicholas Hooper

For Mark and family

From over the pond,
from over the water
friends come to stay now
for us and our daughter.

Their stay so full,
their stay so brief
they leave behind
a little grief

that we may find
a need to know
of how they do
and how they go.

So here’s a cheer
to friendship found:
they’re in our hearts,
they’re in this sound.



About Dawnings:
“Every morning at around 5am I get up and go down to my studio. After a short meditation I write down whatever is in my head, giving myself fifteen minutes to do so. Then moving over to the piano (or a more portable instrument like my Ukulele when I'm away), I improvise and record a piece of music inspired by whatever words I just wrote. It is a great way of keeping both my writing and my composing going and I call these small creations Dawnings. They are mostly unedited, like sketches, so that they keep that fresh feeling of an early morning discovery.”

— Nick Hooper