Double Rainbow

I write a lot about my son Jude, which stands to reason, since being a dad is the best thing that ever happened to me. Plus, I figure since everyone is either a child or parent at some point in their lives, it embraces many varied and relatable themes. This scribble was inspired by aContinue reading “Double Rainbow”

Ode to Brian Jones

Recently went to see the Rolling Stones’ Exhibitionism at the Musicians Hall of Fame here in Nashville. Got me reflecting on the founder of the stones, the long gone Brian Jones. Ode to Brian Jones Blonde hair. Devilish grin Pink Cadillac dreams etched Into a fan club questionnaire Passion of the heart that pounds MuddyContinue reading “Ode to Brian Jones”

Monument Valley

Happy to plug a new poem of mine, “Monument Valley,”  just published at the very fine Big Windows Review (the literary magazine of the Writing Center at WCC, in Ann Arbor, Michigan).    Check it out at: https://thebigwindowsreview.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/doug-hoekstra-monument-valley/ And for the bonus experience, I’ve included a couple of my photies right here.  Enjoy.  

Breaking Glass

I’ve always loved Nick Lowe and he was a big musical influence for me early on, when I started writing songs and playing in bands. Over the years, Nick has remained authentic, refining his musical gifts to respond to life’s changes – those within and around us, personal, societal, creative. That’s a true artist andContinue reading “Breaking Glass”

Killing Time at the Tate

Brand new poem, ode to my favorite art museum…but there’s more Killing Time at the Tate Visiting the Tate Modern For the umpteenth time Like all my London shows Kipping at Luna Simone Taking the tube from Pimlico Hours before soundcheck Always killing time Years flash by like reveries Young – love hope beaming TheContinue reading “Killing Time at the Tate”