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, “Red Rock 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. 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 caused 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 feel that my best works are not posted here, plus I usually only post poems for a short time, for fear of not getting a chance to have them published…so I was shocked! I’m still shocked! (Even if he really was thinking, I can do better than that! LOL) 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 about our being a hollow reed that God blows through, I had to do research. I found it is the very theme of “Red Rock Bluff.” More on this, later.
This eagle was actually hand
sculpted & painted by my very
talented friend, Joey Horn!
The Heart as a Canyon
Red Bluff, "Mississippi's Grand Canyon"
- Wynne Huddleston's poetry has been published in 70+ publications including the Birmingham Arts Journal, Emerald Tales, Waterways, Camroc Press Review, Gemini Magazine, Thema, The Shine Journal, joyful!, Danse Macabre, From the Porch Swing, Victorian Violet Press, Pond Ripples Magazine, The Battered Suitcase, Orange Room Review, New Fairy Tales Anthology, Poetry24, Ink, Sweat & Tears, and Four and Twenty. A member of the Mississippi Poetry Society and a board member of the Mississippi Writers Guild,she is the 1st Place Winner of the Grandmother Earth National Contest 2010--Environmental Poetry Division and poetry winner in the Enchanted Conversation's Daughters of the Air Contest. MS. Ms. Huddleston obtained a Master’s of Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi, and has studied graduate level creative writing at the University of West Alabama. 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 22 years, and has 2 grown sons, and 2 grandchildren.