The author of this poem Jack Preluski celebrates his birthday today on September 8. Born in Brooklyn new York to an electrician and his wife. Saved early in life from a fire by his uncle Charlie who he admired. Charlie was a stand up comedian.
The family was on the poor side and Jack attended Bronx public schools. He was often bored in class and did not care for poetry in this least bit. This in part was blamed on teachers who disliked poetry as well. Jack loved music and talent for it as well. He attended the music & art high school where he was happy to take part in musicals. In 1958 he graduated and attended Hunter College and studied philosophy and psychology. His downfall was English class that he attempted 3 times each time failing and eventually dropped out.
Jack held many different jobs such as driving a cab, moving furniture, busboy, potter, woodworker and door to door salesman. It was in the late 1960s at a job in a bookstore and singing in coffeehouses that he met Bob Dylan who became a friend of his. Jack's past time of drawing imaginary animals eventually led to him writing poetry to describe the animals actions. The poem gained more attention than the drawing did. At the age of 24 Jack had his first poem appear in a book. Susan Hirshman would become his editor for the next 37 years.
Now, if we return back to feelings, I must say that one recipe I found recently and have fallen in love with is a Mexican cheese recipe. My family loves eating at the local Mexican style recipe and one of the most popular items is the cheese and chips. Oh so yummy!!!