Saturday, October 15, 2016

From the Archives--London Airport

Dear Whispers’ Readers,

For this month’s archive column, I decided to explore Ralph Stott’s March 2016 Activity.  Ralph challenged writers to share a creative view from “London Airport.”  If you would like to read the rest of this wonderful column, here is the link—

The archives column was born of a desire to showcase some of the poetry from previous issues and to give our readers a glimpse of the talent that is the fabric of Whispers.  It is also a forum for me to promote the writers that share their gift of words. With that being said, thank you all for your encouragement and support.


Karen O’Leary
Whispers’ Editor

First and Last Flight

as Icarus was falling fast,
he landed on a jet:
but then he tried a para jump-
they haven’t found him yet.

By Jack Horne


The wings of Icarus are real
Stiff on the white body of steel
Shuffle, hustle, voices rustle
Bags, cases and bodies bustle
The eagle lands on summer land
Paper fans held in dainty hands

By Sheikha A.

The Note

Bin held the note
Written in poetic form
Love poured out upon the blank page

By Sara Kendrick

Into Kowloon
Past skyscrapers
Tall narrow streets
Man in top hat

By Ralph Stott


Morning mist
hazy, lazy sun
taxi on down
tarmac dance
takeoff done.

By Ken Allan Dronsfield

I hope you enjoy this creative journey as much as I did. There will be more activities headed by Michael Escoubas in the coming months.  I hope you takes these opportunities to grow and connect with our writing community.     ~~Karen


  1. Thank you for the opportunity to read these short yet lovely poems, Karen. Showcasing poems from the archives is a superb idea. Keep up the good work! Regards // paul

    1. Thank you so much, Paul. I'm enjoying these trips into the archives. Ralph did a great job with the whole article with comments and insight on the column as a whole. Hope you get a chance to check it out.


  2. Dear Archive Writers,
    Your work has given me the gift of fresh perspectives on flight and on airport experiences.
    Thank you one and all.

  3. Dear Michael,

    Thank you for your encouraging words. I agree there were a lot of creative ideas in this wonderful article. Hope you have time to read the entire column sometime. Ralph did a great job with it.


  4. I, agree, Raamesh. There are so many wonderful pieces in our archives still waiting to be shared again.

    Blessings and best wishes,

  5. Nice selection. I enjoyed the beautiful poems. Thanks for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (