Friday, March 13, 2015

Whispers 100,000 Milestone!--Editor's Thoughts/Heart of a Poet--By Karen O'Leary--United States

Congratulations contributors!  Whispers has passed the 100,000 view milestone today!  This is your honor, your achievement.  I often hear about how impressed people are with the quality of the poems published at our online journal.  Thank you for sharing your talents for our international readership.

                                                                 Heart of a Poet


                                                                     The soul
                                                            spills on white sheets--
                                                              creative expression
                                                       born of compassion, honesty,
                                                                   and dreams

It is truly the heart of a writer that pours into words that give them meaning and value.  It is my privilege to work with not only talented artists but also kind-hearted people.  Thank you for encouraging me and others as we journey forward as a community that has become like family to me.

Many blessings,

Karen O’Leary
Whispers’ Editor

58 comments:

  1. Congratulations Karen, what an achievement! Thanks for creating such a welcoming home for a wide variety of writers, it has been a privilege to be a part of Whispers. Wishing you much continued success! Peggy

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  2. Dear Peggy,

    Thank you so much for your lovely words. You are such an encouraging voice here at Whispers. What a joy to have you here. I appreciate all you do.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen! It's been a joy to be a part of Whispers.

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    2. So good to have you a part of Whispers, Peggy! You are so encouraging to others. Keep on being the bright light you are.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  3. Thank you, Pat Durmon, for the following--

    Thank you for your encouraging words. I had no idea when I got published that I’d get this as an added bonus! Nice. Appreciate your kindness.

    Pat

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  4. Dear Pat,

    It's so nice to have your a part of Whispers. Thank you for your kind words today. Wishing you the best with all your writing endeavors.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  5. Whispers is a wonderful community. I will be forever grateful to Caroline Skanne for bringing me here.

    Congratulations on reaching this significant milestone, Karen.

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  6. Dear Michael,

    Thank you so much for all you do for Whispers. You are such a bright light, always encouraging others. It's a joy to work with you.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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    1. There is no place I would rather be, Karen.

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    2. Oh my gosh Michael! What a lovely thing to say. Thank you so much!!

      Karen

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  7. Dear Karen,

    You are wonderful and so enthusiastic about this website. You have made this such a positive community. Glad to be part of it.

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    1. Dear Joan,

      You have added your enthusiasm to this community, too, which I greatly appreciate. Thank you for your lovely words. Glad you find this a positive place for you to share your talent. I appreciate all you do.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  8. Thank you, Karen, for creating an amazing, one-of-a-kind poetry journal that travels around the world, showcasing incredible poems and bringing us all together to celebrate the gift of poetry, and the gift of each other.

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    1. Dear Nila,

      What a gift to get your words today. You are such a light in life my friend, always lifting up others. So glad to have you and your Mother's poetry a part of this journey.

      Love,
      Karen

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    2. Awesome! This is amazing. Congratulations Karen. This is just absolutely amazing and a true blessing to all those who are a part of this great milestone! Continued blessings! -MJ

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    3. Dear Maurice,

      Thank you so much, my friend. It is the ongoing support and encouragement of people like you that make our online journal a poetry community.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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    1. Congratulations and well done to you too, Maureen! It takes many creative individuals supporting each other to make our online journal a poetry community. Thank you for all you do.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  10. Congratulations, Karen! And thank-you. One million hits is not too far in the future!

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    1. Thanks for making me chuckle, Michael. One million is a bit lofty but one never knows. Congratulations to you too! It takes our whole community to accomplish these milestones. Thanks for being a part of it.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  11. Not too far in the future, not at all! It is quite a feat you have accomplished and so many doors are opened because of your talent and diligence. Congratulations! Sheri

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    1. Dear Sheri,

      Thank you for your faith in this poetry community. You have been a big part in helping make Whispers prosper. I am so grateful to you my friend.

      Love,
      Karen

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  12. Thank you, Rhoda Galgiani, for the following--

    Congratulations Karen on your 100,000 milestone and beautiful website. It is so rewarding to be connected with all the other poets who are displaying their talents. Best wishes for the future...

    Rhoda Galgiani

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  13. Dear Rhoda,

    You have been right here on this journey since the beginning my friend. Without talented writers like you that share their words, there would be no Whispers. Thank you for all your encouragement and support.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  14. Thank you - Yes Karen, it has been a beautiful journey. Your dedication to writing is beyond words. Your caring and support to others is rewarding. Continued success with 'Whispers...' - you have found your niche. Blessings to you and yours...Rhoda

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  15. Dear Rhoda,

    Thank you for your gift of friendship and these lovely thoughts. You have supported me in many endeavors over the years. I appreciate that more than I can express.

    Love,
    Karen

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  16. Best wishes to you Karen. Your hard work & determination have yielded good fruit! You've welcomed poets from around the globe to express themselves. Quite a milestone in a relatively short time. Congratulations!!! May Whispers continue to pave the way for many new writers to share their talents. God bless...Love, Chris

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    1. Dear Christine,

      Thank you for being an integral part of this poetry community. It's people like you that make Whispers possible. What a blessing you have you on this journey my friend.

      Love,
      Karen

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  17. Were the page
    to remain pure,
    the poet
    would be silent.

    Dan Tharp 9/20/08 ©

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  18. Dear Dan,

    Interesting thoughts to ponder. It's go good to have you a part of Whispers. Hope you are enjoying your time spent here.

    Best wishes,
    Karen

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  19. blessings to your endeavors, here's to 300,000!

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    1. Dear ayaz,

      Blessings on your endeavors too. It's so good to have you a part of Whispers. I appreciate all you do. Thank you for your kind words.

      Warm regards,
      Karen

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    1. So now, your upping the ante, ayaz. You have me chuckling. Well our group really has a challenge before us.

      Smiling in West Fargo,
      Karen

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  21. you know, dude ayaz daryl nielsen really rocks!

    (somebody stop me)

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  22. Just keep rockin' ayaz. I ain't going to stop you. Thanks for giving me a few chuckles today. Writing is meant to be enjoyed.

    Chuckling in West Fargo,
    Karen

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  23. Karen, indeed this is a wonderful "family" of poets because you, our "sister" make it so. Congratulations on reaching the 100,000 mark. I am not one bit surprised. We need a community of high quality poets that lift each other up like this one does, not only with the poems, but also the sincere comments. Thank you for your hard work making this a place one wants to visit often.
    Love Charlene

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  24. Dear Charlene,

    It's uplifting writers like you that make milestones possible at Whisper. What a blessing you are my friend. Thank you for your kind words.

    Love,
    Karen

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  25. Thank you, Patricia Nolan, for the following--

    CONGRATULATIONS ON the 100,000 mark. That's remarkable!

    I love your poem. Perfect form. Perfect sentiment.

    Pat Nolan

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  26. Dear Pat,

    Thank you for your kind words. It is so good to have you a part of Whispers. You are part of the community that makes these milestones possible. Congrats to you, too!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  27. Thank you, Jean Calkins, for the following--

    Congratulations! Enjoyed your poem. So much said in so few words!

    You're doing such a great job with Whispers and the record shows it!

    Love, Jean

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  28. Dear Jean,

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It is so good to have you a part of Whispers. We all share in these milestones--so congrats to you too.

    Love,
    Karen

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  29. Thank you, Beth Winchcombe, for the following--

    Congratulations to a lovely Lady....a much deserved milestone.
    Heart of a Poet is so concise, touches the heart and soul of the reader.

    Love from Beth

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  30. Dear Beth,

    The milestone congrats go out to you and every other talented contributor that has shared in the Whispers' journey. Thank you so much for your kind words and ongoing encouragement. I really appreciate all you do for our online community.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  31. Thank you, Phyllis Babcock, for the following--

    Congratulations on reaching a new milestone on Whispers. Glad to see the numbers rising which means more exposure. Awesome. Love Phyl

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  32. Dear Phyllis,

    Congrats to you and the other talented contributors that make milestones possible. It is a blessing that we have become a thriving community. Thank you so much for being a part of this journey my friend.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  33. Thank you, Eleanor Michael, for the following--

    An exceptionally well-stated poem. And congratulations to you, too, Karen. A labor of love returns that which we pour forth.

    Eleanor

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    1. Dear Eleanor,

      You are part of making this milestone happen with your wonderful writing and participation. What a blessing to have you a part of this journey, my friend. Thank you for your kind words.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  34. Thank you, Gerald Heyder, for the following--

    Dear Karen,

    Your poem, "Heart of a Poet," is as succinct as it can be! It couldn't have been written better myself!!! Wonderful verse!

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    1. Dear Gerald,

      Wow! Thank you for your kind words coming from your kind heart. I appreciate all the support and encouragement you give me my friend.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  35. Thank you, Suzanne Clement, for the following--

    A lovely way of describing us poets, Karen! Thank you!

    Suzanne

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    1. Dear Suzanne,

      Thank you for your kind words and for your ongoing support. It is the contributors that make Whispers possible. Each and everyone of you is special.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  36. Thank you, John Williams, for the following--

    You words are always warm and reassuring! Filled with compassion, honesty and depths of care and hope for others--your words encourage my effort to write. I am truly blessed to be a part of your creative world... I am thankful for the opportunity to share with so many outstanding poets. What a joy to experience their stirring words.

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    1. Dear John,

      What a joy to have you a part of our creative community. Your poetry is enjoyed by others. Thank you for your kind words for me and the other contributors of Whispers. Thank you for your lasting friendship and support.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  37. Thank you, John Polselli, for the following--

    Once more, Karen, you've shared with us your forte of revealing so much truth in such few and perfectly chosen words. Exquisitely done. Thank you.

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  38. Dear John,

    Thank you, my friend, for your thoughtful and kind comments. Your support means a lot to me. It's great having you a part of Whispers!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  39. Thank you, Richard Sponaugle, for the following--

    Karen's poems are always well crafted and excellent. I deeply appreciate the outlet she gives to so many poets. Thank you.

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  40. Dear Rick,

    Thank you for your kind words. It is good to have you a part of Whispers. I appreciate your ongoing support.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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