The objective of this research is to follow the footsteps of a distinguished practitioner to discover a teaching method that would enable any child to write poetry. During his 30 years of teaching as an elementary school teacher from1959 to 1989, Iku Hirano (1929-2007) taught creative writing and achieved great success in the field of poetic writing. The characteristics of Hirano's teaching methods can be categorized in seven points. 1. Nurturing an eye to discover happiness in life no matter how small. 2.Teaching the basics of poetic writing. 3. Providing children with encounters to as many masterpieces as possible. 4. Training the mind in creative association to broaden imagination. 5. Strengthening descriptive abilities through the use of metaphors, end of passage expressions, and postpositional particles. 6. Using various expressive patterns and techniques to overcome creative plateaus. 7. Making poetry writing a daily routine by use of journals, compositions and bulletin boards. Hirano also proposed a poetic writing curriculum combining these methods for elementary school students in the first through 6th grade.