Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Special Feature Collaborative Poem--By jani johe webster (In Memory) with Karen O'Leary--United States

the day awakens
all lemon-colored
ready for adventure

tiny drops of dew
glimmer in the light
flowers yawn themselves open

it is a gift
this day

By jani johe webster

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Born of Light…

we enjoy rainbows,
budding beginnings
of friendship…

little by little,
our journeys meld
and love blossoms

yet always—
*it is a gift
this day

By Karen O’Leary

*from jani johe’s poem above

(A tribute to jani johe and Nila Webster)
Through our words, we live on...

28 comments:

  1. How true that each day is a gift!

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    1. Dear Marianne,

      This poem is personal journey with two remarkable women. The bond has been a huge gift in my life. Thank you for thoughts.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  2. Jani and Karen

    This poem full of good things--
    full of color
    full of this worlds gifts
    full of love and gratitude.

    Thank you both.

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    1. Dear Michael,

      Thank you so much. This poem is one of the most personally rewarding ones that I have ever written. I really appreciate your thoughtful words.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  3. Karen,
    Yours and Jani's poems complement each other so well. I love the fact yo used he last 2 lines and incorporated in your poem.
    Your friend,
    David Fox

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    1. Dear David,

      Thank you for your kind words. This poem is about a journey that has enriched my life. Best wishes, my friend.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  4. ...this day
    i discovered
    the beauty
    of the rainbow
    the beginning day
    and friendship...

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    1. Wow Sunil!

      You really captured the essence of this poem. Your thoughts mean a lot to me. Thank you so much!

      Blessings,
      Karen

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    1. You are so right, Raamesh, even when it is a challenging time. Each day offers us a chance to grow and become better.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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    1. Thank you so much, Langley. This poem matters a lot to me. Glad you enjoyed it.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  7. Very colorful, very alive and invigorating !

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    1. Dear Molly,

      Thank you so much. This poem is about a journey that has enriched my life. Glad you enjoyed it.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  8. Lovely and fitting tribute. Thank you. - Laura M Kaminski(Halima Ayuba)

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    1. Thank you, Laura. It means a lot that you thought this collaboration a fitting tribute to two wonderful women. Nila and jani johe have enriched my life.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  9. Today's gift is the companion poems post, displayed above.
    So much simpatico. It was if both writers were in the same room.

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    1. Dear Michael,

      Thank you for your insightful and lovely words. The common thread in these two poems has been meaningful in the lives of Nila and I. Your final words mean a lot to me.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  10. Each day is a different gift, no two the same.

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    1. Dear Mary Jo,

      So much truth in your words, my friend. Words often bind us together that is life changing. Keep your candle glowing.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  11. I really enjoyed reading these poems, they "go together" nicely like peanut butter and jelly. :)

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  12. Dear Poppy,

    What a creative thought! Thanks for making me chuckle today. So good to have you back at Whispers.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  13. Beautiful expression of words and thoughts from two exceptionally talented and loving women. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings, Karen, and Rest In Peace, jani.

    -MJ

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    1. Dear Maurice,

      What an encouraging voice you are and a light in the writing community. Thank you for your kind words. It is a joy to keep jani johe's poetry living on.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  14. Really enjoyed this piece, thank you both so much for sharing it!

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  15. Dear Karen,

    You did a spectacular write capturing jani's spirit in your poem. Brilliant and thanks to nila to continue to let us be inspired by her mother's poetry.

    Love Sandra

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