Dear Whispers’ Friends,
As the Olympics have unfolded, one is heartened to see nations come together for these events. Cheering others on and rejoicing in what the athletes are accomplishing is a lesson for our world leaders. No one can rise up alone.
flame transfers from hand
flying on flags over
altius, fortius…the end
Note--First stanza of this series published by David McMurray in Asahi Haikuist Network, August 2016
So much of what the Olympics represents can be said of writing as we bridge borders in a global community, transferring knowledge of our craft and encouraging others. And in sharing the light, our own flames become brighter.
A few days ago, Mary Ricketson emailed me this, “Thank you for making the world smaller so we can all touch each other.” So as the athletes come together in Rio, we come together at Whispers. It is in the gathering of many that makes us one.
Thank you contributors and readers for supporting and encouraging the talented Whispers’ poets. And today, I sit back in my chair realizing how grateful I am.
Blessings and best wishes to all,