Okay, so most of you are probably wondering why we are going with such a basic word. Whisper. The whisper of a kitten’s whiskers. A whispering sigh. “Why do you whisper green grass”, The Ink Spots. A word that can hold so much in it’s meaning, yet it’s such a quiet word. It hardly says or does anything, but it means so very much.
whisper verb \ˈhwis-pər, ˈwis-\
: to speak very softly or quietly
: to produce a quiet sound
: a very soft and quiet way of speaking
: a soft and quiet sound
: a very small amount of something
I think I use verb and noun equally. I use this word all the time in poetry, especially if there is soft movement or a breeze. It’s a delicate word that floats off your tongue and tastes like ice crystals. Yes! Words have taste.
Want to see how much I use whisper? Go to the main homepage of Kate’s Bookshelf and in the search box at the top, type in ‘whisper’. You will see how much I love using that word.