A return visit #PoetryFriday

It’s Poetry Friday and Michelle Heidenrich Barnes is our hostess this week for the poetry roundup on her blog, Today’s Little Ditty. Perhaps you’ll join us? Michelle is unveiling the latest edition of her anthology of poetry, The Best of Today’s Little Ditty: 2017-2018. Click here to get your paperback or Kindle version today!

I am beyond thrilled because a tanka I wrote last year was selected for inclusion in this lovely volume. I’m chuffed, as the Brits would say, and proud to have my sweet hummingbird buzzing around so many of my favorite poets and their magical words. It’s the first poem I have ever had published anywhere.  Here is how my poem looked when I first shared it with the Poetry Friday family.  It was written in response to a challenge to look out the window and write about what you see.

waiting patientlyI can’t wait to read the latest edition of the Today’s Little Ditty anthology from cover to cover and share the collection with my Kindergarten poets! Thanks for hosting this week, Michelle, and I look forward to meeting many of you IRL at NCTE next week! I’ll be presenting Friday afternoon about writing poetry from images along with Laura Purdie Salas and a team assembled by Wonderopolis. Come say hello!




9 thoughts on “A return visit #PoetryFriday

  1. Have fun at NCTE! I’m sure your presentation will be spectacular. Share what you can. And, hooray for TLD #3. I really look forward to getting my hands on it.


  2. Such a little ditty of a bird (and a poem), and yet it makes such a strong statement about being present in the moment. That’s where the greatest treasures are found! Thank you for being a part of Volume 3, Christie. I’m honored to share your poem with the world. 🙂


  3. Congratulations on your publication! Good luck at your presentation. I’ll be at NCTE as well and will try to stop by to say hello IRL. I like your poem here! The mood is really reflective for me and calming. Thanks for sharing!


  4. Christie, I am so excited for you and your first publication. Your little kinders are going to be proud of their teacher who models what good writing looks like. Can’t wait to see you at NCTE and having fun at our Igniting a Spirit of Inquiry Wonder Table presentation. Your poem has been a favorite of mine for a long time.


  5. Aren’t hummingbirds wonderful–Congrats on having your delightful poem in Volume 3 of “The Best of Today’s Little Ditty!” Have fun at the conference-the sessions sound marvelous.


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