By Christina Watkins
Sky and Earth Ciello Y TierraPoems – Poemas
Earth Suffused with light. How can we understand?Love teaches by story, portrays our needs.But what is it that makes us human? Story tells of a garden, suggests a plan.We learn which are flowers, are warned of weeds.Earth suffused with light. How can we understand? We...
Early in our days in SonoraI went with my husband to a field campby jeep. Then bony backed mules.The eight Mexicans there were shy aswe said Buenos días to each other.Next morning they answered my Buenos días with Buenos días le dé Dios.It became like that.I stayed in...
Here is a poem I recently wrote in January. I hope you will enjoy it. It's called "One Snowy Day in South Porcupine, Ontario, 1975" In the time when eyelashes turned white in the coldI cross country skied most winter days.The babysitter arrived just after three...
Sky and Earth Cielo Y Tierra is a book of poetry about the balance of natural forces and the relationships of people living in the space between. There is a balance between the two poems facing each other. She marries the right words in both languages. The poet’s natural sense of rhythm, perhaps explaining her aptitude for dance, shines through in her writing as lyrical poetry. The poems have a compelling beat and expressive melody.
– Alison Walker, Pacific Book Review
The poems are written in free verse with excellent rhythm and compelling structure, whether you enjoy them in English, Spanish, or both. Each poem connects the reader with nature and, often lightly, with a sense of something bigger through dance, motherhood, and a subtle Religious tone. Readers who enjoy nature, dancing, and graceful prose will revel in the journey. This collection has broad appeal and a beautiful rhythm that makes each poem even more compelling when read in sequence. Watkins has composed poems that softly demand notice and deliver a lovely journey for those who read them.