Slowly, gently

By Nicholas Hooper

Slowly, gently,
petal by petal,
the flower opens,
welcoming the sun that guided it.

The awakening bee,
sensing the nectar,
flies buzzily,
brushing the pollen,
and soon another flower will be born.



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, 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