Iambic Trimeter Poetry

Jack Bretl

Iambic Poetry

Saturday March 2


Chute 1


 We looked we saw we starred  (a)

  My dad and I were scared(a)

  Chute 1 was not so safe(b)

  I found my line to take(C)


I strapped in to my ski (d)

I picked my line to flee  (d)

And through the snow I went (e)

That sound that feeling was there (f)


My ski carved left  and right  (g)

 for my turns were very tight (g)

I hit a bunch of moguls  (h)

It’s over and all is well (I )


The rest was flat with pow (j)

I have done it but how (j)

I did it with strong focus  (k)

And with a tad of hocus pocus (k)




Ok, these are way harder than dimeter poems. I think it is because in most sentences you don’t use and odd number of beats. Anyways this took me an hour and. Half and I still think I could spend another 2 hours improving it. I’m excited to write more poems like this and I think this type of writing will help me in the future.



Jack Iambic Dimter

Jack Bretl poems


Ml I lay (a)

 Up on the hill(b)

Where Im today (a)

With tumps to fill(b)


 There I see   c)

An old big pump (d)

This is my key  (c)

Which shall fill my tump(d)





This poem is a true story. It tells the story of my 2 friends and I looking for the water fountain at a camp site this summer. We ended up finding the water next to a great big fern. The water pump was old and slow but the water as cold and fresh coming straight from a river. This poem portrays what happened that day in great detail and I hope you liked it.







into thin air (a)

I fly so high (b)

With little care(a)

I fly so high(b)


The white mountains(c)

I see below(d)

 the white fountains(c)

Drop of  white snow(d)




This is also a true story. This is the story of when I flew out to the Rockies in Colorado. The mountains were so Beautiful covered with the snow that I felt like a fountain sprayed onto them. This was a very fun story to tell and I hope you liked the poem.

The Power Of Music


Jack Bretl

February 21 2019


The Power of Music

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” 


Music. Music in literal terms means this; vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. Music to me is a way to express yourself in a way other than words or images. I listen to Music to rise me up or to set me down. different songs, notes, and keys can change how your day goes. there are many songs that I like too listen to in the morning to start off my day strong. most of these are  up key songs that  are made to make people feel better. then there are the songs that I listen to when I'm down. when I'm looking up from the bottom and can't see anything but thick clouds and when I have hit rock and I mean rock bottom. wether it's a bad grade, or something more personal like the rejection from a girl. these songs are the most important ones. these are the ones you remember and the ones that make you cry. Music is so powerful and it takes time to recognize its power because it uses its power when you least expect it. One SONG can change your entire day. it can also change how you play in a sports game. Music is my tom to my jerry, with out music in my life, well my life would be different. So as I sit here listening to Billy Jo  ( lead singer for Green Day) beat the crap out of a guitar I remind you that whenever you need any type of boost music is there for you.

By: Jack Parker Bretl

Wild Geese

Jack Parker Bretl

Wednesday February 6th

WW Fenn Poem Choice 

Wild Geese

by: Mary Oliver

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes, 
over the prairies and the deep trees, 
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, 
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, 
the world offers itself to your imagination, 
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting-
over and over announcing your place
In the family of things.


Being good isn’t everything. In Wild Geese By: Mary Oliver that os the first line. As soon as I saw that sentence I knew that I would like this poem. This poem is based around the fact that just becuase you can do all these crazy things cowed this mean the rest of us can’t and won’t. It also talks about how there is a place in the world for you. This poem also has a great deal about loving yourself and for you to do you. I also think of this poem as an anti-suicide poem. The sentence “ who ever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination.” really speaks to me. In my mind it means that no matter your athletic ability, knowledge, or popularity the world will enjoy your presence. This poem reminds me of a song by Green Day Called Still Breathing. Both the song and the poem are inspiring and meaningful. I’m very excited to start my journey in not only memorizing the poem but learning more of its meaning and how Mary Oliver would want to hear it.


Rest in peace Mary Oliver, you will never be forgotten.

Guliver’s Travels Experience

Jack Bretl

Jan 16 2019

FITZ English

Gulivers Travels 


“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

I feel like the best things to receiver are the ones You can’t expect.. Gulivers Travels, by Jonathan Swift, amazed me with all of the plot twists and fantasizing. The author has pleased me with his fictional writing and at the same time has stuck to a plot. During Gulivers first journey, he encounters people who are the size of his palm and use him for warfare. He the ends up sailing back to England and then soon after on an other ship. On this ship he goes to a remote island where he disembarks but the whole ship leaves him behind. He is then left on an island with huge grass fields with gargantuas monsters, but friendly ones. I did not expect that this story would be any thing like this; I expected it to be a non fiction story regarding Gulivers real travels; instead, it’s an interesting story about fictional voyages and journeys. I used to hate reading fantasy stories, but not with Gulivers Travels. I love when I’m either surprised or amazed by something. I didn’t expect to be amazed by Gulivers Travels, but I am.







                  “Hockey players have fire in their hearts and ice in their veins.”






     Potential, a word that can mean many different things. In my world it means to have the ability to achieve something in the future; and that is exactly what my hockey team has. Being on a youth hockey team might not mean a lot to many, people but not for our team. Our team takes it seriously and takes it upon themselves to be ready to play to their best ability when needed.

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Gulivers Travels Reading Experience

Jack Bretl

Fitz English 

January 13 2018

Reading Experience 

Gulivers Travels 

Reading Experience


over the last couple of days I have been reading Gulivers Travels. I read bout 30 min a day out of school and as much as I can in school. This book is a tough read for me but a good read. I have learned s9 many new vocabulary words and I have also enjoyed the story so far. I have just finished part of the story where I learned of Gulivers childhood and his experience on many voyages. The meat of part one was based around Guliver getting caught in a storm on a ship with many men to then getting on a small life boat which capsizes. Guliver is left alone on an island and wakes to see people called lilputs. During part 1 I experienced the Fantasy of Jonathan Swift’s mind. I’m usually not to fond of fiction and fantasy but for some reason which I have yet to figure out I did enjoy it. Lilliputian are very small people who aren’t afraid of  using violence against Guliver becuase their arrows only feel like pinpricks to Guliver. Guliver also eats more than 1000 Lilliputians. After feeding Guliver they even find themselves on the risk of famine. Guliver is then used for war by the Lilliputians. Because of his size he is their strongest weapon. The Lilliputians are fighting the Blefuscu. I don’t want to get into all the details and spoil it but in the end Guliver finds his way bacl to England and his first travel is over. I’m very excited to read the rest of this sorry and join Guliver on his second adventure.


Ccyh Hockey

Jack Bretl

January 13

Blog Post


CCYH Hockey

Our Season (so far)


This year I’m playing on the Bantom  B team for CCYH. This was my second year involved in CCYH hockey and my first year in Bantom B. Our first team practice was way back in late August. It’s been a long ride so far for our team suffering from a lot of adversity and injuries. CCYH doesn’t t have a home rink so most of our games are filled with away team fans and colors. CCYH has also never been fortunate anought have extremely skilled players on their teams. This season things changed. The Bantom B team started off 0-3 this was not only uninspiring to the players but to the fans. So the week later we had three practices and we talked a out what needed to happen for us to start wining. Soo enough we started winning and we were winning a lot. We went on a hot streak holding off teams to our best ability. We were the hardest hitting, most passionate and sooner enough the number one team in our division standing at 12-3. Our team put in a lot of effort towards the hockey season. Yesterday we played against Cambridge. Cambridge was tied for second place with Melrose. We knew this was going to be an important game for us and we didn’t show up at all. Our defense was sloppy our passing was mediocre and our effort wasn’t there. Our team knew we should have won’t that game and we didn’t. So I, going to assume this week will be filled with some discipline and strenuous drills to get us back into the swing of things. The season is far from over but having momentum going into the post season is very important. Especially in a team sport. I and many other players on the team are expecting a lot out of everyone on the team to perform at their best ability at every game and hopefully that’s what we will receive next week.