Monday, April 30, 2018

CLOSING APRIL--YOUR EDITOR’S THOUGHTS--By Karen O'Leary--United States

Dear Whispers’ Friends,

We have much to celebrated as this month closes, including 15 new writers.  We also expanded our borders with the addition of a writer from Greece (see below). I am so grateful to work with all of you. It is in the celebration of others we grow richer ourselves.

NEW WRITERS FOR APRIL 2018

                                    Anita Leamy, United States
                                    Lynn Long, United States
                                    Paul Brookes, England
                                    Luke McNamara, England       
                                    Sajal Suneja, India   
                                    Ion Corcos, Greece/Australia                        
                                    Dwight Roth, United States    
                                    Les Epstein, United States
                                    Ngozi Olivia Osuoha, Nigeria           
                                    Eren Cehreli, Turkey (Youth Writer)
                                    Meg Smith, United States
                                    Ece Cehreli, Turkey (Youth Writer)
                                    Ryan Quinn Flanagan, Canada 
                                    Richard M. Nesta, United States                                           
                                    Fatma Gultepe, Turkey
                                   
Please welcome them to our community. We now have representatives from the following countries—Albania, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Canary Islands, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany,  Ghana, Greece, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Keyna, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, U.A.E., United Kingdom, United States, Wales and Zimbabwe.

I hope we can celebrate the 400,000-page view in the near future.  That takes all of us.  Thank you to all of you that grace the pages of Whispers.  We are moving forward not only as a poetry journal but as community.  You have enriched my life.

Blessings and adieu,

Karen
Your Whispers’ Editor

16 comments:

  1. S'Wonderful to hear from you, Karen.
    Congratulations to all the new participants here at Whispers.

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    1. Dear Michael,

      Sharing the gift of words in an uplifting way and encouraging others have forged our friendship. Wishing you the best always!

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  2. There is a strongly supportive and encouraging culture at Whispers. I hope the 'family' continues to grow because we all benefit from this world of creativity through words. Thank you to all.

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    1. Dear Annie,

      Our community will grow with friends like you--lifting others up with encouragement and support. So glad to have you a part of Whispers.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  3. Thank You for the good gathering of poets, here!

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    1. Dear James,

      I agree. It is the gathering of many that make Whispers a community.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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    1. Dear Ndaba,

      Welcoming new writers is a joy that expands our community. Wishing you the best always, my friend.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  5. So wonderful to see Whispers growing and going from strength to strength spreading poetry across the world:-) hugs jan xx

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  6. So good to see how Whispers is growing - lovely words, my friend xx

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  7. A big welcome to the newest poets. It’s a delight to see you here.
    I look forward to reading your work.
    Thanks for sharing your words on Whispers.
    Yours in poetry,
    Suzanne

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  8. Such a pleasure seeing people come together sharing their innermost thoughts. Thank you Karen for beginning this 'family'.

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  9. Welcome new poets and I really hope to read much more of your work in the future. Whispers is a place of sharing and encouragement with and to each other. The pleasure to read so many beautiful creations of poetic talents, each in their own unique way.

    Best wishes,
    Inge

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  10. I love the Whispers culture! We are blessed to have this online community. Thanks to Karen, Inge and Jack for your tireless work here at Whispers. To all the contributors, thank you for the great words you share. 15 new writers is awesome! God continues to bless our online family!

    -MJ
    (www.creativeinspirationspp.blogspot.com)

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  11. A healthy and vibrant poetic tree, sprouting new twigs! Welcome to all the new poets! Regards // paul

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  12. Karen,
    A warm welcome to all! I will try to come here more frequently to comment on all.
    Your friend,
    David Fox

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