By Nicholas Hooper

Remorse could be a good thing of course
if thinking of past wrongs committed
and finding ways to mend the harm
would bring a sense of good out of evil.

But hindsight can cause you to say
‘If only’, and fill your life with dismay,
to say ‘sorry, sorry, sorry,’ over and over again
and whip yourself into a state of self denigration.

If remorse is to work for the good
then forgiveness and love of self must follow
and then to look at ways to do things differently.
there is no need for war, just be at peace.



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