collection of sonnets contained in this
book are based on frivolous sayings
found in fortune cookies, the poems are
in no way trifling. Yes, they are at
times witty, but even the lightest of
these sonnets offers a glimpse of right
judgment and sagacity.
Here is a sample poem:
THE HAMMER AND THE ANVIL
It is better to be the hammer
than the anvil
Lucky Numbers 6, 23, 18, 44, 28, 19
It is better to have power than to
It is better to be strong than to be
It is better to show action than show
It is better to deliver blows than
It is better to be wind that sweeps the
Than be the children who are vulnerable.
It is better to be showing off one's
Than showing mercy by the yard and
While some say this, I much prefer the
Of the hammer and the anvil to renew
What's broken, and through creativity
Reshape what's seen as a dichotomy.
How little difference between "and" and
How different in significance for man.