Sunday, February 21, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
When it descends, you can’t feel
but a cold, numb, awe
at how accumulated snow can make
the ugly, clinging mud, spilled garbage,
broken, fallen limbs;
the lovely, green blades of irises, red
flowering quince, angel statues—
give up their identity to become
one in an unspeakably beautiful world.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
The Heart as a Flute
I feel this is a message many people need to hear, especially near Valentine's Day, and I feel that God wants me to post this for someone who is going through heartache, as we all do from time to time. One of my friends read my poem, “In the Depths of Red Bluff,” a few days ago while critiquing my poetry book. She called to tell me how it had made her cry, because she connected with it so deeply. [4 years past this post--I wasn't even going to include the poem in my book because I felt it wasn't really "finished" but she begged me and then I wound up naming my book after this poem!]. The next day I saw someone on facebook who is in our writers' guild and requested that he be my “friend.” He emailed me that my little blog was what made him finally decide to join the Writers Guild in the first place. (What?) He said he was going to stop fighting God and focus on writing rather than singing (although he is a successful gospel singer). Apparently this is something he had felt God leading him to do, but maybe he hadn't wanted to give in until now. I was speechless…I was shocked! I wasn’t even sure anyone was reading my blog! I get chills thinking that God might use me for His purpose...but, then, He is the One Who gives me the words, when I allow Him to speak through me...whether worthy or not. Then I began thinking about the analogy of how our bodies are like a hollow reed that God blows through, I had to do research.
This eagle was actually hand
sculpted & painted by my very
talented friend, Joey Horn!
The Heart as a Canyon
Red Bluff, "Mississippi's Little Grand Canyon"
- Wynne Huddleston
- 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/