Intersecting Lives

Two women’s
lives intersect as
their life journey
connects them online
through their writing.
I admire her quilting,
her husband’s
talent with embroidery
and posted photos of
her surrounding
landscape.
When I learn that
she has unexpectedly
passed away, my
heart misses a beat.

Join us at dVerse Poets as Grace presents an interview with one of our beloved co-founders, Brian Miller, for our 5th anniversary celebration this week.  We are also writing a Quadrille today…click on the link for details.

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  1. It’s funny how our lives intersect through online blogging though we haven’t met face to face. A lovely tribute to Viv Gayle. Thanks for being part of our celebration.

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    • Our online connections are very real. Some we get to know better than others but everyone who has been a part of our group for as long as Viv has…well, we grow quite accustomed to them. It’s my pleasure to be here for dVerse’s celebration.

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  2. The friends we make online–because it’s poetry, I believe we get to know each other at such a deep level. Perhaps, even, deeper than the friends we golf with or dine with or…

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    • You may be right about that, Victoria. You share things in your writing that you would never be able to put into words with our day to day friends. I know what you mean.

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  3. What a truly lovely poem and tribute. We have so many tributes to Viv in our own unique way. She would have loved them all.

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  4. Viv was a great writer and person. I’m sure she is honored to have all these memorials of her life. I didn’t know her husband did embroidery. That’s cool, thanks

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    • Yes, she sure was. I hope somehow she can perceive all the outpouring of love on her behalf. You should go have a look at Viv’s blog and see the photos of her husband’s talent. It’s truly amazing. You’re welcome!

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  5. A beautiful tribute. It’s great that she was so “seen” Beautiful work!

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  6. I always felt honored when she commented on one of my posts

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  7. You are write Gayle through blogging we do share our souls, which we cannot do with one and all of our day to day life…a beautiful homage to Viv….

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  8. Such a lovely tribute to Vivienne.. may she rest in peace, Amen.

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  9. You’re so right: it’s more than ships passing in the dark, because we share our innermost thoughts and fears and hopes through our poetry. I was really shocked too by Viv’s death, and this is a beautiful reminder of her.

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    • I think we share more so here than with some of our closest so-called “real” friends and family members. The suddenness of it was a shock. I’m glad she didn’t linger ill for a long while before passing on…and thank you very much.

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  10. So true.. .and the few times I have met people in real life, it has just confirmed that I sometimes know my online friends better than many that I meet every day…

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    • I’ve yet to meet anyone in real life but have spoken on the phone and emailed quite a bit. Yes, I’ve grown very close with several people.

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  11. Yes. To know someone only through words on a screen, photos on a screen…..and yet those give us glimpses into the wonder, friendliness, talent, and essence of the person — not as much I’m certain as if we knew this person by seeing her every day. But I wonder — some of her acquaintances who perhaps had coffee with her, met her in the store aisles, but did not read her words….perhaps we had a very intimate glimpse into Viv even though only online.

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  12. Nice. It’s amazing how lives intersect on-line. We do get to know each other on the inside. Others may only see our external masks.

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    • Thank you, Myrna. True, we don’t often open up to friends or family like we do with our online writing friends. Quite a different type of relationship…very rewarding.

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  13. dVerse is a place where I have gained many friends…none of whom I have ever seen face to face, but they are friends none the less. My heart missed a beat, too, when I heard of Viv’s passing.

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  14. Lovely remembrance of Viv. 🙂

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  15. Vivienne will surely be remembered through her words and the tributes to her spirit! A wonderful poem, Gayle.

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  16. Our words reveal so much about ourselves and truly create connections, perhaps even more meaningful than some of the ones we form in person. This is a lovely tribute to a lovely lady.

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  17. Such a lovely tribute – I remember her being so encouraging to me as a new member of the dVerse community.

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  18. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

     /  July 20, 2016

    Yes. And also what a blessing to have known her.

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  19. Yes! Your poem states just what I felt. It’s yours, of course; but of a quality that asks some of us to join in.

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  20. A lovely tribute, it is true we are all connected through our words.

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