Sunday, June 24, 2012

Spoonful of Soul, June 24, 2012

The Song of the Booms

by Wynne Huddleston

Death Valley is shaped
by floods it cannot absorb,
and snowy mountain caps
it cannot reach. Across
the mud flats of the Racetrack
Playa, God moves
enormous rocks like pawns

in a game we do not understand,
leaving marks we cannot read. Yet,
He sends flowers
at His whim—red, purple, and yellow
on green stems. They rush
to bloom and spread their seeds
before the sand inevitably

sucks them under again. Atop
Telescope Peak, the dead
silence demands reverence,
prepares the ear for what lies
thousands of feet below in the unlikely
cathedral of Eureka Valley—
the booms.

God directs the wind to pitch
the dunes to e, f, or g, like ghostly
cello strings. But only after a journey
up the steepest hill of sand
in the most miserable month
of thirsty July can one hear and understand
that this music from beyond the grave
comes from the vibration of an energy
that will continue to live,
continue to sing.

published in Grandmother Earth XVII, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Spoonful of Soul Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day! I was blessed with a wonderful father and I'm happy to still have him on this earth (I'm not 60 yet, either : )). I'd like to share this Fatherhood Cycle from this blog. 

Look at how the cycle of fatherhood works:
·                     At 4 years of age: “My Daddy can do anything.”
·                     7 years: “My Dad knows a lot, a whole lot.”
·                     12 years: “Oh, well – naturally – Father doesn’t know that either.”
·                     14 years: “Father? Hopelessly old-fashioned.”
·                     21 years: “Oh, that man is so out-of-date. What did you expect?”
·                     25 years: “He knows a little bit about it – but not much.”
·                     30 years: “Maybe we ought to find out what Dad thinks.”
·                     35 years: “Let’s ask Dad what he would do before we make a decision.”
·                     40 years: “I wonder what Dad would have thought about that? He was pretty smart.”
·                     50 years: “My Dad knew absolutely everything.”
·                     60 years: “I’d give anything if Dad were here so I could talk this over with him. I really miss that man.”

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday’s Small Beauty, June 12, 2012

 Tuesday’s Small Beauty

Today I want to make note of how beautiful just one more candle is on the birthday cake of someone who has been fighting cancer. I wrote a song, Many More Birthdays, for Relay for Life, and for my sister who is a survivor.

Many More Happy Birthdays

by Wynne Huddleston

This special time has come once again
we gather to honor family and friends
this evil monster called cancer has taken away.

Through long days of heartache, suffering and pain,
our will has survived and the hope still remains
that we'll find a way to make it to many more birthdays.

The fight has been hard and the pain has cut deep
Every night I lay down to sleep, I pray
Dear God won’t you answer our plea,
help us to end this cruel disease… won't you please?

Each day we get closer to finding a cure,
with God's help I know that we can endure.
We won't let cancer take this conviction away.

Working together we'll find a cure
With your help today I know we'll endure.
We can look forward to many,
more happy birthdays

We’ll be wishing you many,
many more happy birthdays.
Happy Birthday!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Free ebooks, June 4

Thanks to Debt Free Spending for this list!! Note: These books may go off the free status at any time.

New Books!


New Recently!

Save Angelina
Silver Bells
Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #2: Skyborn
Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #3: Paragon

Terra Incognita: The Abyss
The Color of Bones
The Crowdfunding Bible: How to Raise Money for Any Startup, Video Game or Project
The Delphi Chronicle, Book 1 – The Manuscript
The Key of Kilenya (Kilenya Series)
The Science of Getting Rich (Deluxe Version)
The Second Amendment #1
The Sentient Fire (The Seven Signs)
The Last Au Pair
TOWARD A NEW BEGINNING – Book One of The Arkansas Valley Series  
Letting Go
Lose Weight WITHOUT Dieting (Animal Kingdom Workouts)
Math Blender
Never Buried (Leigh Koslow Mystery Series)
Our Quirky Pot Luck Recipes 

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Dishes & Beverages of the Old South
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Historical Fiction

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How To Books





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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.