By Nicholas Hooper

Make it smaller, this thing that bugs.
Find it easier to resist it as it tugs
at your heart-sleeve, nagging, forever nagging
like a spoiler-child, pulling you back forever lagging
behind and holding you up from finding that thing of joy.

So lighten up and take a breath.
Not all is desperate doom and gloom.
Find a space, make some room
for your creative mind to flow and flow and flow.



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