On September 13, I guess it was the first writing lesson in the new school year,
Jack seemed to be told by his teacher, Miss Stretchberry, to write a poem.
And it is the last thing Jack wanted to do, because such an activity like poem-writing was all for girls, not boys, he beliebed.
Being in a mood, you could not complain about his first poem became just a ranting against writing.
It took only five line even including the date he wrote on top of the page of his notebook.
For all the kids in class, Miss Strechberry did everything to encourage them to make poems,
enjoy reading poems, and get to know what poem is.
Well, you only guess it by Jack’s ranting poems in each page.
One day, Jack wrote something about a blue car.
Miss Strechberry asked a question about it.
But he didn’t want to answer, for that matter, he wanted to ask the teacher the reasons to other kids about their poems.
He didn’t make it clear.
sometimes his poem was on the board without his name,(he asked so)
sometimes his poem was read aloud in class to share with other kids,that he didn’t like to
And this poem was read by the teacher
which rung the bell in Jack’s heart.
He found it interesting.
He found he really loved it.
Gradually his interests to poems were changed.
Now he felt OK if Miss Streechberry put his name with his poem on the board,
And when he found a poem with the word “anonymus”, he wodered why it was and wanted to this kid to open his/her mind.
The entire class, especially Jack was excited to have a poet at his school, and in his class
accepting the enthusiastic and funny,unique request from Jack.
Jack was really happy to see the poet, but he had a secret.
Once he wrote a poem, but Jack used some words and phrases from the poet’s work that Jack loved very much.
He didn’t want to rude to the poet, didn’t want the poet get disappointed or mad at the stolen words.
However, the poet told to the class
if someone used his words from his poems,
he would be flattered especially added some note. ( Now I don’t mention it here for people who are going to read this book)
Jack was more than happy and with his thank-you-letter
he sent his secret poem.