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JK Rowling Just Retweeted A Child's Poem, And The Internet Loves It
1 month ago

Just when we think we can't love Harry Potter author, JK Rowling anymore, she goes and does something like this.

It all started when a pretty cool teacher, Kate Clanchy from Oxford, UK, shared the work of one of her students. A fifteen-year-old boy,  Louis, wrote a melancholy poem about waiting for his absent father. Clanchy tweeted it. 

 She captioned the tweet: 

 The kids always write the best poems after they've stopped listening to me. For example, I usually tell them to avoid rhyming couplets, because they govern the poem and tend to be comic - but this has heavy rhyme, and it's heartbreaking. 

And then something magical happened, Rowling came across the poem and retweeted, sending it viral. 

The poem is part of a series from a workshop for disadvantaged youth. There are others that will be showcased in an upcoming book. 

The added attention from Rowling's retweet took the teacher by surprise, but  Clanchy and the students seem to be taking it all in stride. 

People are loving the new discovery of young writers. 

 Clanchy hasn't given out the last names of her students to protect their privacy, but she says that Louis is...

  Very, very pleased to be so famous! If a bit surprised..." 

Louis' poem touched many who could relate. 

  Clanchy wrote about her project for The Guardian.