I believe that true inspiration for art comes once in a great
while, often when we least expect it. So it is true for most of the
poems contained in this book.
Most of the poems here in this volume tell descriptive
stories, such that I call them mini-epic poems. They have a beginning
and a promising end. 'Goddess of Fire and Ice' and 'Death of a
Poet' are examples, not to mention my two favorites.
'A Journey' is the very first one presented in this book. It is
a great mini-epic poem with many poetic metaphors and gives the
reader a visual description of how difficult the voyage on the Sea of
True Love actually is.
My favorite poem, however, is the poem entitled, 'One
More Day', mostly because I wrote this poem in anticipation of a
wonderful day with someone special. It is short. It is descriptive.
And every word jumps off the page in excitement to the promise of a
All of the poems are romantic, though, and I hope they
elicit the same feelings from you, the reader, than they did for me
when I wrote them.
- Ken Michaels