Paris for Haibun Monday

Image © Mary at dVerse  for  Haibun Monday


I dabbled my feet in that pond, years ago in Paris on a torrid July day, when I met for the first time a virtual friend and his wife, in the flesh.  It gave us all pleasure to bond at once with what should have been strangers. The stroll through the flea market, stopping here for a coffee, there for a snack lunch; a glittering antique fabric shop, a scruffy second hand book shop – all served to cement the new friendship.

As we sat on the edge of the pond in the Luxembourg Gardens, cooling our aching feet, they told me a story – romantic and true, which I wrote about later (with their permission).  That story was published, you’ll find it here. So I’ll always remember the pond and that day of friendship.|

Memories of the
enchanting power of Paris
sweetly linger long


All poetry, prose and pictures posted here, except where otherwise stated, is my own, and may only be used elsewhere with my expressed permission. Please don't be inhibited from correcting my bloopers and making suggestions: Most of what I post here is instant, ill-considered and off-the-cuff, in serious need of editing.
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13 Responses to Paris for Haibun Monday

  1. I love the memories of this day, Viv! I would love to have lived every minute of it – those shops and such good company….so lovely!

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  2. Sounds wonderful to meet in the flesh! I like the way our virtual world creates such special links and poetic expression!

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  3. Lovely! I have some virtual friends who, if we were to meet in person, I’m sure we would not feel like strangers. It’s an odd phenomenon, getting to know people in a virtual world. I almost think it’s easier to get to know them better that way. Now I need to go check out the story. 🙂 Peace, Linda

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  4. Wonderful memories of friends and a very special place. They all go hand-in-hand, don’t they?

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  5. Oh I did remember that story.. so great it was all true. I have met a few for real that I learned to know online… I find it just amazing how well it works… 🙂

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  6. Glenn Buttkus says:

    A lucky few of us have been able to meet up with cyber friends, like when Claudia traveled to NYC & LA. It always seems so dream-like to me, a precious event. I do so envy you yours–& how wonderful to look beyond the terrorist fear in Paris, at the sweetness of the past.

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  7. I love this kind of serendipitous happening!

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  8. MarinaSofia says:

    I’d missed that story the first time round as well. What a delightful memory to associate with Paris and that picture…

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  9. Mary says:

    I’m glad that this pool brought back such sweet memories to you, Viv. I enjoyed your poetic reminiscences…lovely memories. And I followed the link to your other post & enjoyed that too.

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  10. Grace says:

    What lovely memories of Paris ~ Good for you to have that friendship & I will check out that link Viv ~

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  11. loved reading the story.

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  12. tialys says:

    What a sweet story Viv – I missed it the first time round.

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