Poetry To Ponder by Dawn Huffaker
This is a collection of poems about nature, life, and fantasy written by Dawn Huffaker. They are meant to spark the imagination. Relax. Recharge. Here is a poem for you:
Listening to God within
To my journey.
I am never alone.
Book Review: I have been following Dawn’s poetry for years. Poetry To Ponder by Dawn Huffaker is her most complete poetry book to date.
She looks at our world through the sensitive, creative, heart of a poet. For an example, she asks you these questions: “Have you ever wondered how the flowers feel when they bloom?”
Dawn wants to bring you joy into your life through her poems. I invite you to purchase this book and keep it in your pocketbook, briefcase, desk drawer, nightstand for the very times that you feel stress in your life. Like a song that lifts your spirit so is the power of poetry.
About The Author: Dawn Huffaker is “from New Mexico where the turquoise sky meets the rugged mountains and carves poetry alongside the chimes of nature. Living in a home where books have always been adored, Dawn, the eldest of two daughters, fell in love with literature. Although disabled and in a wheelchair, God has bestowed upon her life soul music in the form of poetry.
I endorse Poetry To Ponder by Dawn Huffaker. Enjoy this book and all Dawn’s poetry books. Review by Theodocia Mclean.
About Dawn Huffaker: Dawn Huffaker lives in the mountains of the southwestern corner of New Mexico. She is the eldest daughter of two educators.
At the age of eight months, Dawn became mysteriously ill and never learned to walk. She has had to learn to deal with her world from a wheelchair. With the help of her family, she is leading a productive life.
In junior high, Dawn discovered her passion for poetry. Some very special teachers took the time to show her the beauty of words. From that point on, she wrote poetry for family and friends, and published works in the school newspapers.
In college, she received her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and minors in English and Biology. Dawn went on to find a local computer store. The store operated for seventeen years. Then, she spent two months in the hospital dealing with a health concern and had to close her business.
When Dawn returned home, she spent several months recuperating. During this time, she began exploring the idea of publishing her first book of poetry and selecting her very best poems to put in volume one. That was how Flights of Fancy came to be.
Flights of Fancy became available in 2008. It is available through Amazon.
Dawn published her second book Flower Escapes in 2009. The collaboration is with Michele Duncan who has provided her amazing floral photography. This book is available through Amazon.
Book three is titled I Will Fly and now Poetry To Ponder was just released. It is a collection covering a wide variety of topics including nature and faith.
The Road Not Taken
By Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
The last three lines have been my motto for many years. It is easy to go the way that everybody else does, but it is more rewarding when you choose the less traveled path.
Here is a poem from Poetry to Ponder:
Capture That Moment
Capture that moment
In words, rhythm, and rhyme!
Paint a perfect picture.
Compose a compelling concerto line by line.
Feel the elusive emotion.
Discover the eternal divine.
Make it incredibly memorable.
Make it so subtly sublime.
Tickle the reader’s imagination.
Expand his curious mind.
Put it down on paper
For all time.
2014 © Dawn L. Huffaker
All rights reserved.
Here is poem from I Will Fly:
You Are Not Alone
You are not alone.
No matter where you go,
Or how far you flee,
You cannot escape Me.
I am here to keep you company.
I am here to free you from mistakes.
I am here to show you the way home.
I am here to help in any way.
The world does not think I exist.
They try to substitute idols for Me.
They think they don’t need Me.
They think they can handle everything.
Don’t let them convince you.
Don’t let them substitute idols to worship.
Don’t let them put fear in your heart.
Don’t let them guide you astray.
You are not alone
Because I created you.
I want the best for you.
Share this life with Me.
I am forever yours.
Have faith. Trust Me. Pray.
Walk with God.
2014 © Dawn L. Huffaker
All rights reserved.
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