By Nicholas Hooper

Gently, firmly, lift that stone in your heart
and look at what’s beneath in that hidden place.
There’s nothing that cannot be forgiven,
that cannot be received as a truth to be spoken
as these dark things that so fear the light
are brought out into the open and seen in love
as part of the mystery of who you are.
These dark, slimy creatures
that have held you in thrall for so long
glitter in the light and show a form all of their own
for they have grown in their own world
and now can be shared in yours.
Love them for they are you.



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