You may have seen in my books that I am into traditional Okinawa. That's why I wrote this wistful, gritty poem, an ode to the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Poems are great for capturing emotions and inspiration. Haiku especially is designed to capture a single moment and the beauty in it. This short form of poetry can be powerful and traditionally focuses on the beauty of nature in a fleeting moment.
This subject of being a writer is a bit more broad and accessible to more people. I will do my best to narrow my favorite writer things down to only five.
These are the Valentine's Day poems Jenifer wrote in junior high school. They were published in the school's newsletter.