Christina Watkins B.A. M.Div. teacher, soul friend, pilgrim, poet. I was born in Southern Ontario, Canada. Since I married my husband, who is a geologist, I have lived in Australia, Toronto, Mexico, Northern Ontario, Northern Quebec, Colorado, Arizona, and British Columbia. I have always and still do love to walk and hike and dance, listen to music and write poems, to read and go to the movies and attend theatrical or musical productions. I am a life long learner and life long teacher, I hope.
Poems for the Journey
Christina Watkins on This Week In America Podcast
In the latest episode of This Week In America With Ric Bratton, Christina Watkins, talks about her latest books, “Poems for the Journey” and “Poems~Poemas”. These collections of poems tell stories about a few people and events which have been formative in Christina’s life. The poems invite readers to consider their own personal formative experiences with people, places and events.
DIAMONDS AND SUTRAS: A Sestina, written June 21, 2013. ‘Diamonds and Sutras’ is in Poems for the Journey. Read my tutorial on how to write a Sestina here. I hope you will enjoy it.Some people make their fortunes finding diamonds.Others practice knowledge of the...
‘The Way Things Are is Large’ is a villanelle in Poems for the Journey. I like writing poems that have some form. It helps get me started with words on the page. Two strong lines about things the poet cares deeply about give energy for finding the other lines. For a...
There are 3 pantoums in Poems ~ Poemas. Here is one: East Says East says set the second half of life aside for ecstasy.What better prospect than to be a dancer?Some say St. Paul was reading in the roadside shadeI have begun to feel the urge to drown my books.What...