The Winds Shifting

The winds are changing. In my childhood that meant Mary Poppins might be unfolding her umbrella and taking off to an adventure elsewhere. She never actually came to my house. I did not have such sweetmeats as nannies and private schools and large lovely homes in London. I was not the poorest urchin on the block, but certainly not the richest.
Now I am have just come back from a large shopping trip to buy food and drink for my husband’s small birthday gathering tonight, and
I feel the toasty day giving way to breezes, the grapes falling off the vine, and the end of the
fruits in my garden. I feel rich….and unlike the Banks children I do not look in the sky for the
soaring figure with the umbrella. I look to grown up delights of autumn…we shall be travelling and I will change my genre of writing again and again like a leaf swirling in the wind.
I always feel a longing to write poetry in the fall.
In the winter my mood shifts to melancholy prose. The moon was blue and now is back to its own chilly whiteness in the sky. Childhood has long since left , unfolding its umbrella, and
flying away.


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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