Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Editor's Thoughts/With a Pen’s Magic--By Karen O'Leary--United States

Dear Whispers’ Friends,

I reached into the archives for this poem that shares so much about my journey with all of you.  You are beacons of the light, with a chance to make the world a better place.  Joining together our light becomes bigger…brighter…

This community is about each of you and the joy you add to others’ lives.  So many people have emailed me about the quality of the poetry and the sense of belonging to something that matters.

And with our words…we kindle the lights and embrace others. That is spirit of Whispers, the reason why each one of you matter.  Thank you for your encouragement and support.

Blessings in the light,

Karen
Whispers’ Editor

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With a Pen’s Magic

Writers help others experience the world…

Through sight…painting pictures of a sunset
            the beauty of a tulip, and the majesty
            of snow-capped mountains in summer.

Through hearing…capturing the magic
            in cascading water, the peace of harp
            music, and the joy in a child’s laughter.

Through taste…savoring the richness of coffee, 
            the delight of a Thanksgiving dinner,
            and the pleasure of milk chocolate.

Through smell…delivering the fresh scent
            of spring rain, the aroma of baking
            bread, and fragrance of a new book.

Through touch…transferring the breath
            of the wind, hands linked in sorrow,
            and the feel of a warm embrace.

…and jot on paper what others rush by.

36 comments:

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    1. Dear Neil,

      I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for your kind words and continuing to share in Whispers.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  2. Karen-
    Your journey is shared by many including me.
    Warmly,
    Marc

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    1. Dear Marc,

      Glad to have you on this journey of words. Thank you for you kind thoughts.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  3. Karen, A beautiful journey, indeed! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Dear Marlene,

      Thank you so much for all you do for Whispers and for your kind words. It is people like you that make our journal/writing community possible.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  4. Karen,
    A beautiful expression of the five senses in this write.
    Your friend,
    David Fox

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    1. Thank you so much, David. It's a pleasure to have you a part of Whispers. I appreciate all the kind comments you leave for others.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  5. Beautiful words so few of us are capable to, with pure and sincere your feelings. We are learning from you, dear Karen. With kind affection. Your friend,
    Edilson

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    1. Dear Edilson,

      Don't underestimate yourself. You are a talented writer in your own right. Thank you for these lovely thoughts. You have me smiling.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  6. Dear Karen,
    Thank you for sharing a journey that I hope to walk with you always. Thank you for bringing all of us together as one. Thank you for your belief in words, their healing power, and thank you for honoring each and everyone of us. Blessings.

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    1. Dear Mary Jo,

      Your words really touched my heart today. It's people like you that make the Whispers journey possible. Your friendship is a gift in my life. I'm glad you are going to continue to walk on with this encouraging community.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  7. Karen, great words...wonderful piece.

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    1. Dear Ndaba,

      Thank you for your kind thoughts, my friend. It is so good to have you a part of Whispers.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  8. Exactly, poetry can be animated by all the senses, including the ones we can imagine..

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    1. Dear Rick,

      You are so right. Some of the senses are a challenge to portray. It's so good to have you a part of the Whispers' community.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  9. Hi, Karen. Being new to Whispers I am discovering wonderful sharings of poetry each day... and this poem is no exception. You have shown what poets do...to share. To encourage. To notice what so often goes unnoticed and unsaid. Thank you for sharing these words and for founding and hosting this poetry community. It matters.

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    1. Wow Barbara!

      Your words are a special gift. I so appreciate the time you took to share these thoughts. We are community traveling together. Thank you so much for being a part of Whispers.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  10. Thank you Karen, I really enjoyed your poem and all that you have created with Whispers, so happy to be a part of your journey.

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    1. Dear Peggy,

      Thank you so much for your friendship and lovely words. You have been such an encouraging voice at Whispers. Keep your light shining.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  11. Inspiring expression of the five senses & poetry. Each day is a journey. Thanks for welcoming everyone to share a little piece of theirs on Whispers. God bless you....

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    1. Dear Christine,

      Thank you for the inspiration you are to others. What a joy to read your kind words today. I wish you God's blessings, too.

      Best wishes,
      Karen

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  12. Dear Karen,
    I so appreciate the sensitivity contained in your latest poem--the way you collect all the senses into a coherent whole brings poetry to practical life applications.
    Blessings,
    Michael

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    1. Blessings to you, too, Michael. It is so good to have you for being part of the breath of the wind here at Whispers. Wishing you the best always.

      In friendship,
      Karen

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  13. such a lovely poem, my friend xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Jack. I appreciate your journey with the Whispers' community. You are a bright light here, my friend.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  14. This is such an appealing poem, on so many levels, Karen. I love how you covered five points with aplomb, owning the moments. And, the poem is a physical masterpiece. I love seeing the world through your eyes.

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  15. Dear Michael,

    What a joy to have you a part of our Whispers' journey. You have been a beacon that has helped our journal to grow. Wishing you the best always.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  16. again, thank you , Karen, for your gracious words and heart. . .

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    1. Thank you so much, ayaz! I appreciate all you do for our Whispers community. Wishing you the best always.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  17. Dear Karen:

    You are quite extraordinary with your chosen words. Thank you so much.

    Isha Wagner

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  18. Dear Isha,

    Thank you so much for your lovely thoughts. Your encouragement and support is greatly appreciated.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  19. Wonderful thoughts, Karen. Thank you for all you do for this writing community. You are appreciated.

    -MJ

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  20. Thank you Maurice. As always, you are a light at our Whispers' community. What a joy it is to work with you.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  21. Thank you for your impressing poem, dear Karen! I enjoyed reading it!

    Love,
    Gert

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    1. Dear Gert,

      Thank you for your lovely thoughts, my friend. It is such a blessing to have you a part of Whispers. I really have enjoyed publishing your ancestors' poems as writing transcends the limits of time.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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