What makes me write poetry? Several factors, I presume. But I have come to realize that Ethiopia, my country, is the main source. With its rich spiritual and literary heritage, I see Ethiopia as a land of unique ideas that have yet to be expressed and studied. I believe it is a land of God’s miracles that is continuously tested yet possesses an amazing ability to persevere. It is a land that is yet to be admired and understood. Ethiopia . . . my source.