Sunday, January 15, 2017

From the Archives—Featuring Peggy Dugan French

Dear Whispers’ Readers,

Once again, it is a joy to travel back into our Whispers’ archives, and savor the wonderful poetry within its pages. In searching for a poem that encompasses thoughts echoed by others yet stands as creative experience, Peggy’s words reached out to me.  Her “on the road” is fitting for our journey forward. Her song is a timeless. Congratulations Peggy! Thank you being a beacon at Whispers and in the poetry community at large.

In addition, today is our Four-Year Anniversary.  Thank you all for making this hallmark possible.

Blessings,

Karen O’Leary—Whispers’ Editor

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that song 

the one that lingers deep into the night
brings a smile of remembrance
or a tear of regret
soothes a broken heart
calms a ragged soul
simmers in the midnight hour
leisurely entertains on Sunday mornings
gently lulls a child to sleep
introduces the kids to the classics
blares from a teenager’s room
fills the house with holiday traditions
keeps us company on the road
gracefully fills a wedding aisle
and hovers over a final resting place with honor
of the many songs that fill our past
nothing compares to the song that is us

By Peggy Dugan French

29 comments:

  1. beautifully written dear Peggy,congratulations,thanks for sharing dear Karen,love and light,angelee

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words angelee, best to you!

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  2. Peggy,
    Many congratulations on having your poem published again, with thanks to Karen as well for doing the honors.
    Your friend,
    David Fox

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  3. Dear Peggy,
    Love the gentle wisdom in this poem, so true to life.
    Thank you,
    Michael

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    1. Thank you Michael, I appreciare your comment very much! Best, Peggy

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  4. I just love this soft journey you have taken the reader through the stages of life. Beautifully written, Peggy. Thank you for this.

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    1. Thank you both, glad you enjoyed the piece. Best to you, Peggy

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  5. I enjoyed reading your work..Music becomes an intergal part of some of our lives.Sara

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    1. Thank you Sara, glad you enoyed, music is a great joy in life for sure. Best, Peggy

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  6. Peggy thank you reminding us with your beautiful poem on the gift of music.

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  7. Ms. Dugan’s poem delights and soothes the soul. Marc

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    1. Thanks Marc, apprecaite your kimd words!

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  8. I enjoyed reading your Poem Peggy! Music is everywhere! I could not imagine a life without music!

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  9. Congratulations Peggy. It's good to "get a taste" of your poem, "that song" again. It is still delicious. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!

    Also, congratulations to Karen and Whispers for 4 blessed years!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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    1. Thank you for yor kind words Maurice, glad you enjoued the piece. Best wishes to you!

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  10. You're painting a lovely atmosphere with your words, Peggy

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  11. Dear Peggy,

    It is so good to see such an outpouring of thoughts regarding your wonderful poem. Thank you for all you do for Whispers! Best wishes always.

    Blessings,
    Karne

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    1. Thank you Karen! Best wishes to you and Whispers as well.
      Cheers, Peggy

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  12. Peggy, after reading your poem the music surrounded me. Such sensitive images, and very inspirational.

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    1. Thank you Jo, I really appreciate your thougthful comment. Best to you.

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  13. Thank you, Isha, for the following--

    I read this poem several times and think so many people would be imbued with the music that travels through the lines invoking memory at so many levels. Quite lovely.

    Yours sincerely
    Isha Wagner

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  14. Thank you Isha, gald you enjoyed it!

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  15. Dear Peggy, I am happy this was posted from the Archives
    So I could get a chance to read "That Song" Which brings
    a smile of remembrance, and hovers over a final resting
    place with honor of the many songs that fill our past
    not comparing to the song that is us. I love it.
    Yancy

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