By Nicholas Hooper

Why does it matter
That I work
That I play
That I start
On my day
With a poem
Or a thought
Or a tune
That is caught
In the net
Of a drive
That I save
To survive
Through the day
With a smile
In my heart
That reveals
In my art
That I can
Carry on
With another
And another
And another?
That is why
That is why
That is why



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