Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday’s Small Beauty, March 27, 2012

Tuesday’s Small Beauty

Seeking Beauty

by Wynne Huddleston

I may look delicate, but 
I wear the stripes of a tiger, 
with a purpose as strong-- 
I soar toward beauty, grab hold 
and drink in as much as I can. 
When my arms grow weary 
I will not fall; 
my lovely wings will carry me
through the fathomless blue
to seek the next 
small thing of beauty...
where again I shall find comfort.

--March 27, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mississippi Music Educators

Every year I attend the Mississippi Music Educator's Conference... to attend workshops, exchange ideas with other teachers, visit with friends, and to hear superior music sung by the best Mississippi has to offer. To hear hundreds of music teachers and honor choir children singing the Star Spangled Banner in the amazing Galloway United Methodist Church is absolutely glorious. But that is the beginning. My soul has been fed. Tonight my plate was filled with the music of the Mississippi College Singers. Jamie Meader is a Master Chef who served us an Isiulu tribal appetizer, strange Leonard Bernstein Psalm 23 veggies with a surreal falsetto tenor sauce, a main course of Latin and motets, and a light dessert of Apple Pie "Cindy." But the best part was the divine wine of "Sure on this Shining Night" which surely gave me communion with God.   Tomorrow we will have more worships and a luncheon with Scott Schuler, NAfME President. Concerts will be Saturday.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tuesday’s Small Beauty, March 20, 2012

Tuesday’s Small Beauty
Pink azalea, long thought to be dead after my son got overly aggressive burning some things. After a few years, it proved me wrong. The hard, splintery, ugliness of the dead trunk, surrounded by the soft pink, delicate beauty of life is today's small beauty.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

About Me

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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/