Dawn's Awakening

July 1, 2013

Ancient Whispers

Ancient Whispers

Footsteps crunch on Aspen leaves-
Newly fallen to the forest floor.
Rhythm becomes a meditation mantra.
Thoughts flow lazily like a stream.
Eyes peer upward to see
Golden yellow coins dangling from
Bright white tree limbs.
Cold breeze brushes by.
Another wave of leaves
Say goodbye to summer
In ancient whispers,
As they release their hold.
Silence then takes their place.
The New Mexico blue, autumn sky
Becomes the backdrop
For this mesmerizing scene.

Pausing a while
To take it all in.
Realizing the blessing given
To be right here, right now-
Witnessing autumn preparing
The trees for winter sleep.
Awe stills all thought.
Listening to the whispers.
Watching leaves tumble
Gracefully to the ground.
Magical!

Time grows late.
Must be heading on.
Footsteps crunch on Aspen leaves
Newly fallen to the ground.
Climbing to the fire lookout
Another hour or so from here.
Living minimally this weekend.
Backpack carries my camp
On this hike up Signal Peak,
Gila National Forest.

2013 © Dawn L. Huffaker
All rights reserved.

December 19, 2012

New Press Release for Nature through Poetry 2013 Calendar by Candace Morehouse

New Press Release for Nature through Poetry 2013 Calendar by Candace Morehouse

This is the new press release for our calendar Nature through Poetry 2013. It was written by Candace Morehouse-a wonderful and talented contemporary of mine. If you would like to spread the word about the calendar, please feel free to use this press release.

Nature through Poetry 2013 cover (small)

 

November 19, 2012

Poetry readings for poems appearing in the Nature through Poetry 2013 calendar

Thought that I would share 3 poetry readings with you from the new calendar (Nature through Poetry 2013: $17.95 for one, or discounts for 5 or more at Lulu.com).

January-Nursery

June- Magical Visitor

November- Young Deer

November 8, 2012

Nature through Poetry 2013 calendar is now available.

Nature through Poetry 2013 is here!

The calendar contains the mesmerizing photography of Marilyn Huffaker. Each photo is accompanied by a poem that was written by Dawn Huffaker to enhance the appreciation of nature for the reader.

The calendar is $17.95 plus shipping and handling.  There are discounts for five or more calendars. To purchase one, click here:

Buy A Calendar

They make great Christmas presents.

Here are samples of their work:

January-

June-

November-

Each month has a nature photo that inspired Dawn’s poetry –

July 22, 2012

Heavenly Aroma

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Heavenly Aroma


Each fall in southern New Mexico,

The chili pods are picked by deft hands,

Placed with pride into burlap sacks,

Stacked neatly on farm trucks,

Rushed to the nearest grocery store, and

Displayed with finesse to draw the faithful in.


A line of customers form at the chili shrine

Where they select just the right burlap sack

Like a thirsty man seeking the perfect drink.

After paying for their bundle of salvation,

Customers move on to the propane chili roaster

Waiting their turn to roast the fresh pods.


With each batch that is spun and roasted,

The most incredible aroma wafts for blocks around.

The flame draws the chili flavor out of the flesh and

Toasts the skin to release it to the air – so heavenly.

The aroma says that fall has officially arrived

In the state of New Mexico.


2012 © Dawn L. Huffaker

All rights reserved.

November 19, 2011

Nature through Poetry 2012 calendar is now available

Hi!  I wanted to let you know that the Nature through Poetry 2012 calendar is now available.  Each month has beautiful photography (taken by my mom) and a poem (which I have created) that goes hand-in-hand with it, thus giving nature a voice.  Here are a few pages from it:

Calendar cover

Calendar cover


January photo with poem

January page


February photo and poem

February page


All photos included in this calendar

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The calendar may be purchased at Lulu.com for $16.95 plus freight.  There are price discounts for five or more, and they often offer coupons that will cover all or part of the freight.  Here is the link:

http://www.lulu.com/product/calendar/nature-through-poetry-2012/18654349

Have a Merry Christmas to you and yours!

September 10, 2009

Fall is definitely coming!

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I was sitting outside today. As I looked up at the pear tree, I realized that fall is on its way. The leaves were starting to turn orange and yellow.

Here is a poem that I wrote and would like to share with you:

Fall’s Face

Summer’s sizzle
Is slowly fading.
The sunlight’s slant
Is heading south.
Days dim, and
Grow gradually shorter.
Cool nights chill
The chirping crickets.
Plants and trees sigh –
Seeking rest.
Leaves make
Magical color changes.
Bears bulk up
To sleep soundly.
Geese gather
To go southward.

Fall’s face
Finds the flora and fauna
Sleepy and sated –
From the rush and bounty
Of the summer gone.

2009 © Dawn L. Huffaker
All Rights Reserved.

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