Dawn's Awakening

January 30, 2010

Night Made Day

Night Made Day

 

Night made day

By moon on snow.

Sleeping trees whisper

In their dreams.

Biting air keeps the animals

In their burrows.

Branch shadows glide across snow

With ease.

 

I look out with wonder

At the scene before me.

Magical it has become

After the mighty storm.

Nothing is as it was, and

The world is weighted down.

Only the wind can come and go

As it pleases.

 

What a blessing it is

To live in my mountain home!

God’s handiwork is so close

I can touch it with my own hands.

Indeed, I am made rich with the bounty

That is set right before me.

Nothing manmade can compare

With His Masterpiece.

 

2010 © Dawn L. Huffaker

All rights reserved.

January 12, 2010

Still Life Painting

Filed under: Free verse,nature,Poetry,Writing — Dawn Huffaker @ 10:58 pm
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Still Life Painting

 

The still life painting is

Slowly surfacing

To the top of

The dappled, sparkling snow.

 

Clumps of grass

Hide themselves

Like rabbits ‘neath the

Sleeping trees.

 

Shadows shimmer

To and fro

As a breeze

Flutters softly by.

 

Birds hop atop

The crusty surface

Leaving tracks

Showing their exploring.

 

Wings open

Catching cold air

Lifting to a branch

To examine their prizes.

 

Branches bounce, as they

Crack the precious shells

Of the newly found seeds

And savor the meats within.

 

Winter blue sky

Smiles on the scene below

Knowing that

Life isn’t still at all.

 

2010 © Dawn L. Huffaker

All rights reserved.

November 26, 2009

Created By God

Filed under: Free verse,Poetry — Dawn Huffaker @ 12:38 am
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Created By God

 

Created by God

To be His children.

We find our way

Home to Him.

 

Working through the problems,

Learning from the experiences,

Finding the rhythm of life, and

Seeing the progress made.

 

Realizing it’s not about us, but

Helping those in need.

Finding joy in the now, and

Growing as we go.

 

Uniting with our brothers and sisters.

Building a strong and happy family.

Bringing peace to every moment.

Letting love lead the way.

 

We are our Father’s joy.

We have our Father’s love.

Give thanks for God in our life.

Give thanks for Jesus leading the way.

 

2009 © Dawn L. Huffaker

All rights reserved.

November 20, 2009

Favorable Review of Flower Escapes by Chase Von

I received a review by Chase Von for our new book Flower Escapes. He was very pleased with our book. Take a look.

Incredibly Beautiful Master Piece!

I have to admit, at first I thought the price for this book was a bit steep, particularly considering the number of pages. Now that I have it in my possession, I have to say this is such a sublime creation that I don’t think personally the price is too much at all! In all honestly, I truly think it’s worth far more than the price it is listed at and then some!. The poetry by Dawn Huffaker alone is a breath of fresh air but the stunning photographs by Michele Duncan makes for a match made in Heaven.

Recently I finished a book I stumbled upon on Amazon called “Same Kind Of Different As Me” by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. New York Times Best Seller and deservingly so. It gave me a feeling that indeed God himself had a hand in it. (Don’t take my word, read some of the reviews on Amazon and see how many others mirror those same feelings as well). But the reason I mention that is because I got the same feeling from “Flower Escapes.” It’s “Thee Perfect” coffee table book and because it is so beautifully done and inspirational, I can easily see it in Doctors waiting rooms all across the world as well as in Beauty Shops, Nail Salons and yes, Flower Shops beyond a shadow of a doubt! For the guys out there, I don’t think there is a woman on the planet that wouldn’t love this, and I’m sure they would feel as though you have indeed, given them a tiny portion of Heaven. And getting back to sharing it in waiting rooms? I would also like to issue one word of caution. Keep tabs on it or it might grow proverbial legs and walk away on you, if you know what I mean.

Those who love nature? This is a must and you won’t just be pleased, you’ll be stunned! The pictures are indeed breath taking and I also think it would do nicely in any school setting. I would also say that if I didn’t have one, I would buy it as a gift for someone I love “INSTEAD of actual flowers or to accompany the flowers.” This little creation deserves to be in the finest art galleries across the land and I know a few artists I believe would love to recreate on canvas, some of the incredible images captured by Michele’s lens.

(Pictures of nature don’t get any better than the ones she’s taken).

In closing, if this all seems like mighty high praise it is, but I think it falls short of the mark. It states in the upper left hand corner, “Escape Awhile Into God’s Garden!” Which I think personally is a pretty bold statement to make as well but truth be told, it feels exactly like that! Again, this is hard to explain but I have seen flowers for so many years but the apparently God given gift that Michele has, to capture breath taking pictures combined with Dawn’s incredible poetic ability to give nature a truly believable and authentic voice, makes this creation not only something that is intensely beautiful in all regards, but spiritually healing as well.

One last thing, incredibly stupid as this might sound. Until I looked at the pictures in this book, I had no idea how truly beautiful flowers actually are. I have a feeling though, that when you have it in your hands, you will understand exactly what I mean.

Chase Von

Author of Your Chance To Hear The Last Panther Speak, Pink, Blue and Green and Dream Reachers along with co-author and career journalist and former newspaper owner and editor, Betty Dravis

 

Thank you, Chase! Your review means a lot to us.

If you would like to see some of the pages of our book, please go to:

www.dawnhuffaker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=66&Itemid=113

Our book is available at Amazon and Lulu. Here are the links:

www.amazon.com/dp/0578029804

stores.lulu.com/duncanhuffaker

 

At the Lulu store, we have 2010 calendars with poems and photos from Flower Escapes.

September 9, 2009

Greetings!

Filed under: Musings — Dawn Huffaker @ 11:36 pm
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This is the first of many blog entries that I hope to share with you.

In the coming days, I will post samples from both of my books. I want to share the joy of creating a picture with words.

Check back tomorrow to see what I post.

Dawn

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