Waking lucky

By Nicholas Hooper

Waking lucky
Through crystal floors
And diamond ceiling
To old oak doors

Finding balance
In warm dry space
And gentle light
This is your place

Thinking careful
At old elm desk
Each word a step
Each line a risk

Of what? you ask
Of why and where?
Your every thought
A mote of care

You watch the clock
The words come slow
Where is your mind?
Where is the flow?

Perhaps it’s there
In hidden force
Just let it come
And find its course



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