Green shoots

By Nicholas Hooper

They’re growing, the Green shoots.
You can see them everywhere,
thrusting up from the soil
and climbing ever higher.

You can’t miss the feeling of spring.
The sight of new growth
and response to the earth’s call
to take heed and look and listen.



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