Be gentle

By Nicholas Hooper

Be gentle on yourself.
Don’t harp on about
Should do this or
Should do that.

Words come and go
Like gifts of life.
Small things mean
So much like

The birds in your garden
The clouds in the sky
So be free, be gentle
And fly.



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, 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