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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!

Storms and their follies

We are all of us sad that the hurricanes have made an angry comeback again and again.  There is a fatigue to so many horrors hitting our lives.  I feel the shaking of the winds in the news stories and … Continue reading

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The Third Eye

There are those who believe we possess a third eye that sees beyond what our two eyes do.  I would love to find that deeper sight that is not just for the gurus and mystics.  We need such vision too.  … Continue reading

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Vietnam – Echoes of the Past

One of my students once asked me if the Vietnam War was important. I had a quick mental flash of so many pictures of coffins lined up, a child burned with napalm, heads cracked at the Chicago convention, and the … Continue reading

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When Iciles Hang On the Wall

Icicles are not what we thnk of on an autumn day, but the spreading cool has suddenly made me know where this year is headed. Where, of course, it is always headed. The sunflowers in the garden persist even with … Continue reading

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Eclipse of the Heart

The biting of a hungry darkness against the golden hope. Haiku of heavens!

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Riding the Summer Wave

I am now 74 years old, It is hard to know how to surf the wild waves of this summer. I don’t really surf. I am speaking metaphysically. Today I feel very nostalgic for all the years that have ebbed … Continue reading

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Tidal Pools

The beauty of water is that it is an element we need, but one in which we cannot live. We stand ankle deep in tidal pools , feeling safe, or swimming in oceans where creatures beyond our comprehension dwell. In … Continue reading

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