Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Glimpse of God




photo by Danny Estes















A Glimpse of God

by Wynne Huddleston                               


Getting up early means
attending nature’s church, witnessing
the prayerful stillness of trees
waiting for God to breathe
His blessings upon the earth,
which shakes them into motion, rousing
the birds from their nests to begin chirping
their hymns of praise to their Maker, waking
the rest of the sleeping world.

Getting up early means
sharing a secret—a good morning kiss
from the dewy grass, a wink
from the morning star; a good view
straight through the fading moon.

Getting up early means
watching for the magic moment just before
God lifts His head over the equator,
just before time shifts from night
to day, just before His holiness bursts
fully into brilliant, fiery gold. For then,
you can almost look upon the face too
beautiful, too powerful, to behold.

Published in WestWard Quarterly, Summer 2011
©Wynne Huddleston 


MPS SPRING FESTIVAL & CONTESTS

The MPS Spring Festival will soon be here. The contest submissions are due only days away!

Mississippi Poetry Society Spring Festival

April 13th and 14th

Gulf Hills Hotel & Conference Center

13701 Paso Road, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Reservations:  1-228-875-4211

Featuring internationally published
poet, essayist, editor and author

Dr. Lenny Emmanuel

Readings, Workshops, Awards, Fun !!!

Festival fees received by 4/5/13 - $35.00, after 4/5/13 - $39.00

Poetry activities only or buffet dinner only $20.00


All activities will be held in "The Land Mass between Mobile and New Orleans!"



For more information:


228-875-4350 or 228-522-002


MPS Spring Festival 2013 Registration Form

NAME (S): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ADDRESS: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

CITY/STATE: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

HOME PHONE#: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . CELL #: . . . . . . . . . . . .

Friday: April 12   6 p.m. at Avara Home 
(Number) will attend RSVP: 228-762-5074 or elvaavara@cableone.net

Festival fees received by 4/5/13 - $35.00, 
after 4/5/13 - $39.00 (each participant)

All activities on Saturday and Sunday                                                                                                                        $__________
                                                                  
Poetry activities only or buffet dinner only $20.00)

Saturday banquet only                                                                                                                                                  $___________

Activities only (no meal)                                                                                                                                               $___________
                            
TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED                    $ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

CHECK #: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Make checks to Mississippi Poetry Society

Mail registration form and check to:

                                      Judy Davies, MPS Treasurer
                                      1418 Louis Alexis Trail
                                      Gautier, MS 39553



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/