A tone

By Nicholas Hooper

A tone,
atonal meant
tone alone.

New sound
go round
find feet
find ground.

Mists clear,
you find
your fear.

In sound,
in words
new structure

Find tone
each note

Fear not,
your fingers
have not
forgot your tone.



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