The Empty Garden

The days of succulent sittings
with birds as my song keepers
are past
as the light shreds through leaves falling
and winds rising.
Soon pumpkins will be king here
making a livery of orange and green.
And then wasteland for us all, running –
both animals and humans – to our warmer places.
Loneliness banishes poetry.
Silence makes for a harsh prose.

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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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