The Shadow of the Albatross

Just before the ship I was on rounded Cape Horn I saw the albatross
fly out of the darkness over the raging water. I remember the bird from Coleridge’s startling poem of the striving of life and belief against the elements. I am home now from that fateful voyage which was to many just a cruise on a ship, but to me was fraught with the usual problems of life. The dilemma of “water water everywhere and not a drop to drink.” We live in a world that offers plenty but not necessarily to us. The soaring albatross in the night sky with the
waves reaching high towards him, and our hearts fingering out to touch what we cannot catch.


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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