Today I Took A Walk #SOLC20 #SOL20 #PoetryFriday

Happy third Friday of the 2020 Slice of Life Challenge at Two Writing Teachers AND Poetry Friday, all! Today I’m slicing up a bit of poetry. Poet and artist Michelle Kogan is hosting this week’s gathering on her blog.  Won’t you join us there? Slicing poetry on Fridays during the SOLC is a great way to flex those writing muscles. If you are ever wondering where to find the weekly host of Poetry Friday, you’ll find a list of hosts and their blog links here.

Anyone feeling cooped up yet? It wasn’t the nicest of weather here in New England yesterday, so we weren’t able to get out and move around as usual. But today is a new day with a promise of 70 degrees this afternoon.

A year ago, I wrote a poem for my Kindergarten students based on a very special small moment — a walk on a favorite trail on a gorgeous early spring day. Today seems like the right day to revisit it. Perhaps it will inspire you to get outside and take a walk. I’d give anything to be taking that walk with my current students today. We will, but just not today.

Today I took a walk



Thanks for wondering and wandering a bit with me today. Many thanks to the crew at Two Writing Teachers, and the extended SOL community, for giving us the time, space, and encouragement to live the writerly life here each Tuesday and every day during the month of March. And thanks to Michelle for hosting this poetic side of this week’s double celebration! Happy Friday, all, and be well.




14 thoughts on “Today I Took A Walk #SOLC20 #SOL20 #PoetryFriday

  1. Such a beautiful poem that naturally leads students into the natural world to wander and wonder. Perfect words.


  2. Christie, our walks allow us to break free from the self-imposed quarantine, feel the wind, and soak in nature (even when it is chilly outside). We are on the same wavelength – honoring nature as it soothes our soul. Here’s to more walks alone and with your little kinders!


  3. One thing I am enjoying is walking every morning. Paying attention to birds singing and the breeze blowing. Not to mention lichen and leaves, too.


  4. A nice memory captured, Christie. I posted on FB about getting outside, though we had lots of snow yesterday. I just had to get out there!


  5. Beautiful, Christie! I hope you are able to take a walk soon with your current students. I enjoyed a walk yesterday. It was breezy and cloudy, but it felt good to be outside.


  6. I can imagine how much you miss your students, and they are missing their walks with you. Your poem captures a walk in the woods, the birds, the leaves and the breeze. What could be better?


  7. Thank you for the ‘breeze’ of your poem. So much change, but the constant of nature keeps us grounded (and sane). Hoping that you will be walking with your students sooner than later. 🙂


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