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Flights of Fancy Volume 1
by Dawn Huffaker   

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Publisher:  CreateSpace ISBN-10:  1434836509 Type: 


Copyright:  Jan 23, 2008 ISBN-13:  9781434836502


A collection of poems that show my unique outlook and style.

This first volume covers a selection of my poetry from the past twenty-five years. The poems capture special moments in nature or about life. Most are happy. A few are sad. Many of these poems describe the amazing beauty that is found in the mountains of southwestern New Mexico. (Black & White Interior)

Winter Scene

Silent trees
Sleep peacefully
In the cold,
Winter’s air.

Golden grass
Nod their heads,
As they dream
Of the summer’s dance.

The icy river,
Frozen in time,
Waits patiently
For the warmth of spring.

Birds seek out
The sun and ripened seed,
As they chatter
Amongst themselves.

Clouds cross the sun
Creating shadow hounds who
Chase snowflakes
Along the crunchy ground.

All else
Is at peace
Knowing that soon, very soon,
Life will be hectic, once again.

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Chase Von Book Review
Flights of Fancy by Dawn Huffaker is a beautiful collection of poetry by a very gifted writer. As I was reading through this remarkable book I kept getting ideas of my own, and one of them was I knew I was going to be sharing it with my daughters second grade teacher. This work is suitable for all ages but I found myself thinking, "Now here is someone that has captured the voice of nature in such a way it has to be shared!"

Summer has its own unique personality, as does Spring, Winter and Fall although deep meanings are shared through out. Dawn gives a voice to trees, leaves, snow, rain, the changing seasons, the moon, the sun and the stars and as you can tell, I could just keep going, but it is a wise voice, a beautiful voice and an Angelic voice.

Regardless of age you won't ever look at a butterfly, a flower, a tree or a coming "Spring Shower" or "Thunderstorm" quite the same again!

(Excerpts from Winter Scene)

Silent trees
Sleep peacefully
In the cold
Winter's air.

Golden grass
Nod their heads
As they dream
Of summer's dance

(Another excerpt from Flight's of Fancy Volume 1)

'tis Time for Spring

Yawning, stretching
Deep breath,
'tis time to bloom;
'tis time for spring.

Personally I think this should be included in all the elementary curriculums through out the US and that the state of New Mexico should be honoring this gifted bard by having the process begin there. As well as recognizing her creations and the woman herself as one of the state treasures!

Ridiculously high praise?

Read it then judge for yourself! In a world where children are no longer allowed to really be children, this book clearly captures the magic of nature and what it is to view nature with the eyes of a child, unabashed appreciation for the many gifts God has surrounded us with!

I highly recommend it for children and adults alike who in most cases, sadly I also add, have forgotten what children seem to know instinctively...

Nature has a voice...

And all the nature that surrounds us is intriguing, wondrous, mysterious, magical and worthy of so much more thought and appreciation then we in most cases give it. Almost every day my daughter has to read a book for school, record the title and who the author(s) are, as well as how long she read it. This book is definitely going to be one of the books I personally assign to her for her Reading Log.

Thanks Dawn for sharing your gift with this world of ours and I will be sure to let her know also, that this is Volume one, and that means there is more to come!

Chase Von

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