By Nicholas Hooper

Once, they were hands
gripping the trees,
helping us climb
with a primate ease.

Now they tread earth,
ground us all day,
the power of our soles
finds us our way.

How little we look,
how little we feel,
poor relatives of hands
our toes and our heel

But feet are the start
of the wellbeing mind.
They guide us and ground us
and help us to find

the path of our future
as we follow its call.
Look after your feet
the foundation of all.



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