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These videos tell the story about how the book, Sky and Earth Cielo y Tierra, by Christina Watkins came to be, and more.

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Diamonds and Sutras – a Sestina Poem

Diamonds and Sutras – a Sestina Poem

DIAMONDS AND SUTRAS: A Sestina, written June 21, 2013.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 sutras.Everyone loves listening to stories.Many forget...

How to Write a Villanelle Poem

How to Write a Villanelle Poem

‘The Way Things Are Is Large,’ is a Villanelle. This poem is not in Sky and Earth Cielo Y Tierra. 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...

How To Write a Pantoum

How To Write a Pantoum

There are three pantoums in my little book, Sky And Earth Cielo Y Tierra. 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...

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“The two languages stand shoulder to shoulder on adjacent pages, and it is intriguing to observe how, while each presents its subject in a slightly different light, with a different texture and flavor, they touch the heart equally. The poems form a journey in which “wisest travelers” are “starlight led.””

“In this small collection of short, lyrical poems in free verse, written in both English and Spanish, Christina Watkins gently opens readers’ eyes to a world that glimmers with radiance of spirit. Without ever using the words “spiritual” or “religious,” she lifts the veil of reality just enough to allow the other worldly concepts to slip in unannounced.”

– KRISTINE MORRIS, FOREWORD REVIEWS