On August 1, we reached the 60,000 view milestone. In celebration, I asked contributors to share their thoughts about Whispers. I am in awe of the outpouring of kindness. It is a gift to work with so many talented writers with different views and different styles from across the world. This is their honor, their achievement. Thank you to each and everyone who has contributed to this journey. With that, I will say good-bye and let the contributors speak to you.
--Karen O’Leary, Whispers’ Editor
Joann Grisetti--I enjoy Whispers for the variety of poets and range of subjects. I am grateful for a place to share my poems with other poets. I look forward to reading new comments on my poems as much as reading new poems. You have done much to create an atmosphere conducive to writers. Thank you.
Robert J. Lindley--I find my time spent at Whispers to be a very informative and pleasurable experience. I love reading other writer's offerings and the inspirations they impart. One can see the high standards set here and the brilliance of the authors that meet those high standards. I find Whispers to be a truly enjoyable and nice site to be involved with. I thank this site, it's administrator and all the members here for all that they do.
Anna-Marie Docherty--I love the fellowship, learning together, commenting, helpfulness, sharing and caring from those involved with Whispers... The set up of the site makes it easy to use, and Karen makes everyone feel welcome!
Sheri Stanley--What I thoroughly enjoy about Whispers is the intermingling of poets across this globe. That is so phenomenal to me, how different we are, yet so very much alike! The poetry is incredible and such a pleasure to read. Commenting on others' writings is an honor. Whispers is an honor.
Paul Callus--To me, relatively new on the site, Whispers provides a place where poems are show-cased in limited 'helpings', thus giving us the chance and time to read and savour without any hurry. This also goes towards building up a friendly and compact relationship among authors and readers. I also like the concept which keeps the writes to a reasonable length. Thank you.
Suzanne Delaney--I like reading and commenting on the other Whispers' poets, seeing their thoughts on nature, spirituality, humor and countless other subjects. I feel privileged to be a part of such a caring community of writers and enjoy the chance of having my poems read by other poets and reading their encouraging comments.
Peter Dome--An oasis of talent and creativity like none I've known--such great people. I’ve finally found home.
Nila Webster--Congratulations on this incredible Milestone. Whispers is the most beautiful on-line journal I have ever seen, and I envision a shimmering thread of poetry published in Whispers that goes around the world, illuminating the way for poets and poetry-lovers everywhere. Whispers matters because it is changing lives every single day by publishing poems from the soul, and inviting readers around the world to celebrate the human experience through the beauty of poetry. Thank you, Karen, for making this possible.
Gert Knop--I truly appreciate your energy and enthusiasm for poetry and Whispers, and my congratulation on 60,000 views! But what is really great with Whispers that you know how to make Whispers so special with poetry from different countries and cultures.
Carolyn Devonshire--Whispers provides a safe haven for a diverse group of authors to share their work and interact. We grow as a community, often co-writing with others and learning different forms and poetic styles. It is a blessing to be part of a site that offers so much to writers from many nations throughout the world. This is a site where friendships are born.
Isha Wagner--I so enjoy Whispers simply because in my many travels I lost any feelings of national pride and this was quite involuntary, it just slipped away and my mind became global. The pleasure of Whispers with contributors from all over the planet gives me a sense of a manageable perspective.
Robert Hinshaw--Thank you so much for all you do to support and encourage poetry and poets. I am so honored to counted among the many outstanding poets associated with Whispers.
David Fox--I just love the fact that I can write poems that will be seen from all over the world, at no cost. I have been other sites like yours, but your site seems to have gotten more exposure.
Shloka Shankar--Congratulations! It's wonderful to hear about Whispers’ Milestone, and I hope this is the first of lots more great things to come for this wonderful journal! It has been an absolute pleasure to be a part of the Whispers’ family that has been nothing short of friendly, warm and encouraging. With an editor like you, it's every writer's delight to get published at Whispers! I wish you and Whispers all the very best.
Ranu Uniyal--The beauty of Whispers lies in its amazing ability to bring writers from different parts of the world on one platform. Simply love and cherish my association with poetry through Whispers. It keeps our faith in humanity alive.
Jack Horne--Whispers is such a positive and encouraging site to visit. No negative blogs here!
Sandra Stefanowich--To me Whispers is like having an extended family of friends to share our thoughts and experiences in life. I often enjoy reading and contemplating the words of other poets as we all can learn from one another and try and make this world a better place.
Beth Winchcombe--Everything we do in life begins with an idea....whether we pursue it is up to us! Although I'm in my late seventies, it's never too late to learn. That's why I value the many comments I receive from other Whispers’ members. Everything I write comes from my heart, this includes when I comment on another member’s poetry. It's always good to see ones work in print. I write for the sheer joy and pleasure it gives to me and anyone who reads it! I'm totally addicted to Whispers...it's about caring and sharing.
Rhoda Galgiani--Whispers... brings together words from people in celebration of life. Joy comes to all as they read thoughts of others. Thank you Karen for this beautiful poet's website...
Carl "Papa" Palmer--Each day Whispers offers original poetry from another part of "our" world reminding us we're not all that much different, no matter our neighborhood.
Jane Richer--Well Karen, You and Whispers are wonderfully connected! With every fiber of your being, you go out of your way to make new writers and seasoned pros feel equally welcome. It shows the professionalism of this site. We in turn, post, peruse, comment and build up newer writers to give them confidence in this site that welcomes all with open arms and hearts. 60,000 is just the beginning!
Archana Kapoor Nagpal--Whispers is like a global family. It is one place where I get to read writers or poets or haijins who have tremendous potential and knowledge of their subject. I have enjoyed my short journey with Whispers; I look forward to a more joyful journey. It is like a writing regime for me to pen down a piece of work for Whispers as it gives a chance to me connect to different readers around the globe. Warm wishes from India to Whispers, and to all the contributors.
Maurice J. Reynolds-- There are several things I enjoy about Whispers. For one, it was a well-though-out idea from a lady (Karen O'Leary) who desired to see poets, writers and authors come together and share their gift of words with other. I love the personal comments of encouragement as well as reading some very good poetry from writers of different walks of life, with different styles and views. Whispers, for me, is a personal site where I enjoy going. Thanks to this site, I have met some amazing and gifted people.
Maralee Gerke--I enjoy being part of the Whispers' “family” as a poet, because it is so nice to have the community to share poetry with. I don’t have that where I live so I need the feedback. Hopefully, when the garden is done, I will have more time to leave comments but I do read the poems.
Christine Tate--I enjoy Whispers & would describe it as "a poetry in motion network." It's a good thing because people from around the world can connect to share words of encouragement, humor, or inspiration!
Yvonne Sparkes--Congratulations to all at Whispers too, an amazing amount of contributors and well deserved too as it is a very fine effort to bring an excellent E MAGAZINE to all us Poetry Fans. A wonderful showcase for worldwide talent, a place for positive critique and a place to grow and expand with some wonderful mentors.
Lanette Kissel--I am new to Whispers and just recently joined. I like seeing the names of other familiar poet friends on this site. Whispers is a good venue for poets to share our poetry messages with the online community.
Charlene McCutcheon--I have loved Whispers as it has been a place of growth and encouragement. I have ventured my hand at writing more poetry because of the gift Whispers has been to me.
Colan L. Hiatt--Since I became acquainted with Whispers sometime ago, I have found it to be a refreshing site. It seems the editor takes her endeavors seriously. I have found people to be courteous and sensitive to issues of the day. One thing that really stands out, is the prompt attention that is given to emails and a submission! May success smile on you, and God ever bless your efforts for Him!
Sara Kendrick--I enjoy visiting Whispers to be able to read poems from poets from the four corners of the earth. It is nice to be able to share my thoughts in a safe place with those poets who love to read and write poetry.
Leokadia Durmaj--I enjoy sharing my poetry with wonderful friends on Whispers. It is a place where gifted words come alive through heartfelt thoughts and images. It is a place where love abides in many forms as do blessings too.
Jean Calkins--A wonderful selection of poems, and well laid out so special ones can be found quickly.