Christina Watkins

Poet

My Story

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.

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How To Write a Sestina

How To Write a Sestina

How to write a Sestina It is fun and easy to write a sestina and the form allows the poet to put something up on the computer screen and play with the words. In a time of writer’s block a sestina can sometimes help the writer have something to work with. Sestina is a...

The Way Things Are Is Large

The Way Things Are Is Large

The way things are is large, too wonderful to 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.The way things are is large, too wonderful...

The Mexican Jaguar

The Mexican Jaguar

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...

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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.

– OLIVIA FARR, THE US REVIEW OF BOOKS