Wow, I was surprised to be interviewed for Star of the Week in The Meridian Star newspaper Monday, Jan. 25, 2010! I didn't realize I'd be on the front page, either. The Managing Editor, Steve Gillespie, is a great writer. Somehow he managed to make an article out of the jumbled facts that I gave him. How do you condense your life in two columns? It's not easy and, obviously, you have to leave out a lot of things.
I've been so busy with my 4th grade musical (which I added to this year) that I haven't been submitting my work like I should. I hope I can get back on track with more writing and more submissions...and maybe some more acceptances?!? It seems that the more poems I write, the harder it is to figure out what should be submitted where. I really hate to tie myself down to one style or subject area. I'm...eclectic, I guess you'd say. I am fairly open minded and have many views, often conflicting, concerning God and my outlook on life. I also like many different genres of music. I'm a Gemini, how can I be tied down to any ONE thing? I suppose I need to concentrate and find an avenue. Awww..do I have to?
The sun takes a seat, reflects its rays upon the water-- respite from the heat of its long day. Dark blue clouds frame the lovely view of orange, violet, and pink hues constantly changing into different paintings. I sit on a bench, tickling the sand with my feet as my mind replays the shifting moods and varied venues of my own day.
One of my resolutions is to be more positive. That's very hard to do with the gloom of 2012 hanging over our heads, the depression, the green scare, and the state of our government's affairs. But that is why it is more important than ever to be positive. I'm sure these negative things will continue to fuel my writing...but I will try to have a least a drop of water available for you after the scorching sun takes a seat at the end of the day. Blessings to you all.
Wynne Huddleston is a poet, musician and teacher. Her first book of poetry, From the Depths of Red Bluff, ISBN: 978-0-9840483-2-8, published by the Mississippi Poetry Society, Inc., is now available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Ms. Huddleston is the Mississippi Poetry Society 2014 Poet of the Year. Her poetry has been published in numerous publications including the Birmingham Arts Journal, Camroc Press Review, Stymie Magazine, Danse Macabre, Orange Room Review, New Fairy Tales Anthology, Ink, Sweat & Tears, and Four and Twenty. Her poem, Same Stars, Different Houses received a Pushcart Nomination from Deep South Magazine. Awards include the 2013 MPS Award, and Winner of the Grandmother Earth National Contest 2010 for Environmental Poetry. Ms. Huddleston was born in Lone Star, Texas, but has lived in Mississippi most of her life. She has been an elementary music teacher for 25 years, and has 2 grown sons, and 2 grandchildren. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0984048324/