By Nicholas Hooper

Go on, be brave, have a go
what’s on your mind?

There’s little… there’s this:

Some of us know we’re going to die.
Some of us suspect it,
most of us forget it,
thing is, we mostly don’t know how.
Actually we don’t want to know.
Personally, I choose to bury my death
and I don’t think that’s unusual
I’d rather do something else like
prolonging my life, but
I know that even if I was exceptional
I wouldn’t live for more than thirty years from now.
More likely ten to twenty.
What a thought!
Turn away, or dream of an afterlife!
Or make music!

I would love to live beyond
but perhaps true peace is ‘nothing’.



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