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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!

Unshackling from Quarantine

I wonder will I be afraid to leave the house, drive somewhere and walk free without masks or ghosts of virus?  Will any of us?  The world is still out there to be enjoyed and to enjoy us.  I saw … Continue reading

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Thank you, Mother Nature

Mother Nature has her day today.  She ought to celebrate everyday and thus be celebrated.  Earth Day is an occasion to see  how she has placed us on a planet so varied and jaw dropping that poets have never been … Continue reading

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Releasing Spring’s Grasp

Spring has a tight grasp holding all the seeds and lives that She needs to free Winter into leaving.  As the sun strokes away her solemn expression her fist unrolls, and out falls the joyous new season onto the earth … Continue reading

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Exorcism at Midnight

The world stands right at midnight.  Yesterday was the corona virus.  What can tomorrow hold?  If life is turning medieval we need bell, book and candle to drive out the demons standing at the doorway, ready to come to us … Continue reading

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Flying High

The broken tooth windows of the falling down barn compel the raptors housed within to observe my very observation. Their presence looks domestic even in the setting of ruin. Agitation flaps their wings to our surprise flying into the smooth … Continue reading

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FILM REALITY

I watched the Oscars as I do every year with my mouth wide open and so are my eyes and ears.  There were the usual highlights and lowlights.  The winners probably deserved their statuettes.  Film shows us the strange reality … Continue reading

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A Toe Into the Cosmic Ocean

Seeing more films about outer space that hint at the emptiness and silence of the universe beyond our immediate grasp.  The solitary confinement of each piece of the puzzle while making an expansive Whole.  It will be wonderful to see … Continue reading

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The delights of dark winter

We all need down time.  Summer heats us into travel and longer days.  Winter comes to bed us down and lullaby us into a deep sleep of dreams .  I hate the long darkness, but somehow have come to accept … Continue reading

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The Raw and the Cooked

When I was a student of Anthropology in the 70s there was the famous counterpoint of raw and cooked in analyzing cultural groups.  Returning from Kenya that dualism is helpful in understanding how that nation proceeds.  The raw — the … Continue reading

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Cricket Arias

The crickets have suddenly decided our home needs to be serenaded.  Their music carries us through the dark night and into the transitioning days.  Like much of the opera I hear I can’t understand the words, but the emotion is … Continue reading

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