Quadrille: The Great Journey

Mary Grace today is the prompter for the quadrille.  She has given us the word “journey” and especially in tribute to Vivienne Blake whose died July 5. She is sorely and dearly missed. A quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words, not including the title, and must include the prompt world.


The Great Journey – For Viv

The journey began when first she put
pen to paper and wrote the words in
her soul. she shared those words
and her soul with others through the years.
The journey ended when her great heart
Ceased to beat, but her words still live.


36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Misky
    Jul 18, 2016 @ 15:32:25

    Such a friend is never really gone!


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jul 18, 2016 @ 15:35:53

    Yes indeed… her words and humor will stay with us… and you can still visit her site… all her poems are still there.


  3. Grace
    Jul 18, 2016 @ 15:43:01

    Her words will live on Toni. She is such a sweet soul.

    Thanks for a lovely tribute to dear Viv.


  4. Sanaa Rizvi
    Jul 18, 2016 @ 16:03:04

    I agree, this is a beautiful tribute in her loving memory.


  5. Victoria C. Slotto
    Jul 18, 2016 @ 16:08:06

    Yes, her great heart was the source of all the beauty she shared/sowed/sewed! For me, the ability to write and know that the words will outlive me is a way of making up for the fact I have no children.


  6. Myrna Rosa
    Jul 18, 2016 @ 17:06:49

    Yes, she lives on in her words. Lovely tribute.


  7. freyathewriter
    Jul 18, 2016 @ 17:17:46

    Such a tribiute – lovely work.


  8. kim881
    Jul 18, 2016 @ 17:21:09

    Another lovely tribute to Viv.


  9. ayala zarfjian (@ayalazarfjian)
    Jul 18, 2016 @ 18:27:37

    A lovely tribute.


  10. Victoria Young
    Jul 18, 2016 @ 18:32:47

    Lucky to have had so many friends!


  11. Bodhirose
    Jul 18, 2016 @ 19:56:24

    Sweet Toni. She’s left quite a legacy of writings that we can still visit…and photos as well.


  12. Waltermarks
    Jul 18, 2016 @ 21:17:41

    That’s true, Toni. Words do indeed live beyond us. Hers did for sure. Thanks


  13. Candy
    Jul 18, 2016 @ 23:27:47

    wonderful words! she touched so many people


  14. Sumana Roy
    Jul 19, 2016 @ 00:48:46

    Her words will live in the hearts…beautifully put…


  15. MarinaSofia
    Jul 19, 2016 @ 02:27:23

    She shared her great heart with us indeed – lovely words and loving tribute!


  16. lillian
    Jul 19, 2016 @ 07:43:11

    Beautiful tribute. I did go to her website and spent quite some time there after we learned of her death. It’s true. She’s left a legacy for her family in her words and in her quilts. For us who only knew her by her words, she touched us too.


  17. Bryan Ens
    Jul 19, 2016 @ 11:09:00

    Lovely tribute, Toni!


  18. Walter J. Wojtanik
    Jul 19, 2016 @ 12:29:43

    She live within her words, and this poem. Sweetly tender, Toni! I love these tributes for Vivienne!


  19. ghostmmnc
    Jul 19, 2016 @ 12:42:40

    Viv has completed her journey here, and is on to new adventures, I’m sure. Lovely poem.


  20. Mish
    Jul 19, 2016 @ 12:49:56

    I am sure she would be very touched by your words. You have honoured her spirit and given wings to her words in this piece.


  21. othermary
    Jul 20, 2016 @ 07:10:21

    What a lovely tribute.


  22. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Jul 20, 2016 @ 07:18:16

    So well said!


  23. Charley
    Jul 20, 2016 @ 12:32:07

    Very well done.


  24. Josslyn Rae Turner
    Jul 21, 2016 @ 17:09:12

    Beautiful piece, Toni!


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