Thursday, January 26, 2017

From Our Activity Editor--Michael Escoubas

Dear Whispers’ Friends,

When Karen invited me to come on board as Whispers’ Activity Editor, last August, I was excited to become more deeply involved with this excellent on-line journal. The more I came to know Karen and meet via poetry so many of our contributors from around the globe the more convinced I became that I had made the right decision. Like bread and wine you have nourished my love of poetry and deepened my appreciation for the gift of words. Any day that I can read your poems is a good day.

Karen and I are excited about the future of Whispers. We are only weeks away from logging 300,000 page views. Next January 15 will mark five years of publishing poets new to the craft as well as those at varying levels of experience. Along the way, we have become a family. We partake together building and nourishing Whispers.

May you continue enjoying the pleasures of poetry as the muse living in you gives voice and image to lines crying for habitation. Have fun with your poetry!

Blessings and best wishes my friends,

Michael Escoubas, Whispers’ Activity Editor

16 comments:

  1. Dear Michael and dear Karen,Thank you for making our words welcome on the pages of Whispers.a truly global online blog.This is our family and by encouraging each other here we can overcome the many absurdities and challenges life throws at us.love ,light and many thanks,angelee

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    1. Dear Angelee,

      Thank you for your kind words. It's writers like you that make Whispers possible. It's so nice to have Michael, who shares my vision to continue to offer a varied experience at Whispers.

      Many blessings,
      Karen

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  2. Dear Angelee,
    Your comment IS light and love.
    Thank you,
    Michael

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  3. Thank you Michael and Karen for all of your efforts, they are greatly appreciated.

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    1. Dear Peggy,

      It is such a blessing to have Michael to share ideas with, as we share the same vision for Whispers. Thank you so much for your encouragement and support.

      Love,
      Karen

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    2. Dear Peggy,
      So nice hearing from you. I so enjoy the poems you send.
      Blessings,
      Michael

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  4. Whispers is a wonderful on-line journal of poetry worthy to read. I have read so many good poems here that are not published elsewhere. This alone is a blessing. Having Karen and Michael as the captains of our little boat of poetry is good direction for those of us who read...and write...poetry. Thank you to Karen and Michael!

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    1. Dear Barbara,

      It is so good to share the captain role with Michael. He is a big asset to our poetry community. Together we hope to continue to provide a online journal for readers to enjoy. Thank you so much for your kind words.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  5. Dear Barbara,
    You and the entire Whispers' family continues to blessing me day in and day out! What a wonderful buffet of poems is available for out collective nourishment.
    Michael

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  6. Thank you Michael for your effort and time in promoting Whispers online poetry. Without your work and Karen's our poetry would never be seen. Thank you Karen.

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    1. Thank you, JT! Michael is a wonderful colleague, helping to move our writing journal forward on so many fronts. I appreciate your support and encouragement. Wishing you the best.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  7. Dear J T
    Your encouraging word exemplifies that which is best about being part of the Whispers' family of poets.
    Blessings,
    Michael

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  8. Dear Michael,
    Karen already knows that I love her work and editing but Michael, you're one of the most kind and patient editors I've met. The activities to write special poetry are total fun projects. I always look forward to those.
    Kind regards, Inge

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  9. Dear Inge,
    So pleased to receive your kind insights. Here at Whispers we're a family bound together by the cords of poetry; you're a great example that poetry brings people together.
    Blessings,
    Michael

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  10. Dear Michael, it is so nice to have you as an editor, aboard with very wonderful Karen. I stare foward to your future here and see a great work become greater.
    Yancy

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