See if you can write a poem about your dreams from childhood and then tie it into a world problem such as terrorism, nuclear war or poverty. Hand the poem into your teacher. Discuss the transition Tuwhare makes from a poem about boyhood activities and friends to the wider world in general. Write two long paragraphs discussing the way he has done this.
Hone has been interested in poetry for most of his life. An early friendship with the poet R. A. K. Mason has, he says, had a big influence on his writing. A later encouragement came from his association with Noel Hilliard in Wellington and in Mangakino.