Tuesday, November 15, 2016

From the Archives—Featuring Connie Marcum Wong

Dear Whispers’ Readers,

It is a joy to travel back into our Whispers’ archives and read gems from past issues.  I opened our 2013 file, wanting find a piece on inspiration, which as you see is the title of Connie’s poem.  Talk about connecting!  Connie uses irregular rhyme to give her verse a lyrical quality that flows from line to line. Her multi-sense imagery adds another artistic element.  Poetry is an art form in a concise package—details matter. Connie is adept at various creative elements and hones forms to capture her unique voice.  This poem was originally published December 15, 2013.  Congratulations Connie!  Thank you being a light at Whispers and in the poetry community at large.

Sincerely,

Karen O’Leary—Whispers’ Editor

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Inspiration

I never knew I’d be in heaven
In the autumn of my years;
Or that I’d be immerged
In the brilliant art of words,
Or float above operatic notes,
Or view ballet through
My elated tears.
I never thought I’d meet
Inspiration face to face,
Or feel it rise within me
With a poet’s surrendering grace.
I just know that I’m contented
As profound love keeps flowing
From my impassioned heart.
This is the gift that artists
Of this world yearn to impart. 

By Connie Marcum Wong

24 comments:

  1. Dear Connie,
    Wonderful poem that Karen has pulled from the archives.
    Your superbly crafted poem truly IS inspiring.
    With high regard,
    Michael

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  2. Thank you very much for this lovely comment Michael. I really appreciate it. Aloha, Connie

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  3. Superb! Love this piece. Sorry to of passed it by, way back when! Timeless. Ralph

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    1. Thank you very much Ralph. I appreciate your nice comment. Aloha, Connie

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  4. Hi, Connie. You have written a beautiful poem of love for sharing words. Though I'm new at Whispers, I've very much enjoyed reading the poetry and this poem speaks to my heart.

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    1. Thank you so much Barbara. Inform welcome to Whispers. Aloha, Connie

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  5. What a beautiful poem. I love the lines "I never thought I'd meet / Inspiration face to face." Thank you for writing this, and Karen, thank you for publishing it.

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    1. Thank you very much Nila. I was inspired to write this poem after listening to a song from an opera. Aloha, Connie

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  6. Beautiful poem! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for your comment Daya. Aloha, Connie

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  7. Connie, I love your poem. It speaks to my heart. I am so glad Karen chose this one to share again. Wonderful poem and wonderful talent.
    Love, Charlene

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    1. I appreciate your lovely comment Charlene. Thank you very much. Aloha, Connie

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  8. Such a beautiful poem, Connie...so inspired. Writing poetry is a lovely gift; sharing it is wonderful! Regards ~ paul

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    1. Thank you for giving me such a nice comment. I know you have read this poem before Paul, I was very pleased that Karen chose this poem to honor this month. Aloha, Connie

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    2. Dear Connie,

      It was such a pleasure arriving at your poem shortly after I decided the topic. You are a part of the essence of what Whispers is about--caring about and sharing with others. Thank you for all the support and encouragement you give so freely. This honor is well-deserved, my friend.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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    3. Thank you very much Karen. Whispers has grown into such a wonderful forum to share poetry from poets from all over the world. I commend you for the time and effort it takes to undertake sharing all of this wonderful poetry with all of us. It is a blessing for me to share my poetry here as I am sure it is to others. Thank you for honoring me in this special way and thank you for providing such a wonderful place for us to share our poetry. Love and Blessings, Connie

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    4. Love and blessings to you, too, Connie. Thank you so much for your lovely thoughts. You know much of an editors' journey as you have provided Poetry for Thought for years, undaunted by challenges in your own life. Wishing you the best always.

      Love,
      Karen

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  9. Connie,
    This is a very nice poem. Sorry to have missed it the first time around.
    Your friend,
    David Fox

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    1. Thank you very much David. I always enjoy your poetry. Aloha, Connie

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    1. Thank you very much Daginne. Aloha, Connie

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  11. What a beautiful and inspiring poem Connie. It speaks to everyone and is especially uplifting in these darker days.
    thank you.

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  12. I agree Jo, we need to find inspiration in the beauty of life at this trying time. I am an optimist and feel things will eventually settle down. Thank you very much for you kind remarks on my poem. Blessings, Connie

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  13. Dear Connie,
    A beautiful poem that deserves another accolade. I love
    the thought and depth in your poems.
    Love,
    Yvonne

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