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Post by caysa » December 28th, 2009, 8:30 am

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Post by AllyKass » December 28th, 2009, 8:57 am

dear joUK my sympathy to you!
its hard times, and you need times to say goodbye to your companion!
hope that corvideryck got peace!
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Post by Fleur » December 28th, 2009, 9:15 am

Dear Jo

My condolences to you I wish you much love and support of all who surround you in this difficult time

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Post by Brit » December 28th, 2009, 9:34 am

Dear Jo,

very sorry to read about the loss of your husband. Please take my sincere condolence. I wish you much strength and lots of love from the people surrounding you, to master this difficult time.

Love from

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Post by littlemermaid » December 28th, 2009, 10:26 am

Thinking of you (((Jo)))
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Post by Ricky » December 28th, 2009, 12:07 pm

Heartfelt condolences, Jo!
It´s one of the hardest things in life to lose a beloved person. I wish you strength for this upcoming hard time!
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Post by visitor » December 28th, 2009, 2:15 pm

Oh, dear Jo! I'm so sorry!
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Post by macdoum » December 29th, 2009, 12:04 am

Jo, my love and prayers are for you in such a difficult time.
My very sincere condolances.
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Post by macdoum » December 29th, 2009, 1:39 am

I would like to suggest that we Light a Candle in memory of Deryck and to let Jo know that we are thinking of her in sad times.
http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/can ... ng&gi=ScHo
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Post by JudyB » December 29th, 2009, 6:25 am

Jo, I'm so sorry to learn of your husband's passing. My thoughts are with you.

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Post by Mutikluti » December 29th, 2009, 2:33 pm

ImageDear Jo!
We all are in thoughts with you...Those are sad times for you...Kristine, Janno and me send you all our love!
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Post by asteria » December 29th, 2009, 5:03 pm

Dear Jo.

I am very sorry. My sincere condolenses.

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Post by Kuremari » December 29th, 2009, 6:05 pm

in memory of the intelligent mind and kind heart of Corvideryck...
Nevermore...( The Raven by E.A.Poe)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FID1CiB4bcU

...so sorry Jo!


The Raven
Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
"'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door
Only this, and nothing more."

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow sorrow for the lost Lenore
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels named Lenore
Nameless here for evermore.

And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating
"'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;
This it is, and nothing more,"

Presently my heart grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
"Sir," said I, "or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
That I scarce was sure I heard you" -- here I opened wide the door;
Darkness there, and nothing more.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream to dream before;
But the silence was unbroken, and the darkness gave no token,
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, "Lenore!"
This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word "Lenore!"
Merely this and nothing more.

Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,
Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before.
"Surely," said I, "surely that is something at my window lattice;
Let me see then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;
'Tis the wind and nothing more!"

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore.
Not the least obeisance made he; not an instant stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
"Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven.
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!"
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."

Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
Though its answer little meaning little relevancy bore;
For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door
Bird or beast above the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
With such name as "Nevermore."

But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only
That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
Nothing further then he uttered not a feather then he fluttered
Till I scarcely more than muttered "Other friends have flown before
On the morrow will he leave me, as my hopes have flown before."
Then the bird said, "Nevermore."

Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
"Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store,
Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster
Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore
Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore
Of 'Never-nevermore.'"

But the Raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling,
Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird and bust and door;
Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore
What this grim, ungainly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore
Meant in croaking "Nevermore."

This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core;
This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
On the cushion's velvet violet lining that the lamp-light gloated o'er,
But whose velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o'er,
She shall press, ah, nevermore!

Then, methought the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
Swung by angels whose faint foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.
"Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee - by these angels he has sent thee
Respite - respite and nepenthe from the memories of Lenore!
Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost Lenore!"
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."

"Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil! prophet still, if bird or devil!
Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted
On this home by Horror haunted tell me truly, I implore
Is there is there balm in Gilead? tell me tell me, I implore!"
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."

"Prophet!' said I, "thing of evil! prophet still, if bird or devil!
By that Heaven that bends above us by that God we both adore
Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,
It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels named Lenore
Clasp a rare and radiant maiden, whom the angels named Lenore?"
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."

"Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!" I shrieked upstarting
"Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore!
Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!
Leave my loneliness unbroken! quit the bust above my door!
Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!"
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."

And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted nevermore.
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Post by Jo UK » December 29th, 2009, 8:06 pm

Thank you, Kuremari.

Deryck liked that poem so much. I printed it for him about 2 years ago. We both liked it a lot and it is especially appreciated now.

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Post by Lucy » December 31st, 2009, 1:35 am

Jo, my sincere condolences ... hugs

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Post by Jo UK » January 2nd, 2010, 11:17 pm

To my friends who have posted messages of sympathy on this, my husband's topic, I want to say Thank you and to let you know how much warmth and comfort it has given me at this difficult time, to read your words.

I waited a few days because I didn't know how to say Thank you to you, and I still don't know, but thank you, anyway.

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Post by AllyKass » January 2nd, 2010, 11:22 pm

friends is so that you know you are not alone
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Post by ame » January 5th, 2010, 5:43 pm

Jo, i'm so sorry to hear these news quite by accident really. please accept my sincerest condolences. i hope that you will feel better with time...

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Post by Mew » July 27th, 2010, 10:12 pm

I have only just found and read all the way through this topic. Excuse me for adding to this so late. Though I am sorry that I knew nothing of Corvideryck previously, in tribute to both him and indeed dear Jo, may I suggest that you might all enjoy reading 'Corvus,' by Esther Woolfson (2008). You can buy it online, as you would guess.....

I thought about it when woken by a group of jackdaws on my roof at about 5 in the morning. They were having a true conversation - one 'speaking' and another answering, in turn, for well over 5 minutes. Not just repetition, not asking for food, and not the quadrophonic squealing of WTE Teele, 2010, but a REAL conversation. Such intelligence. Do read 'Corvus' if you haven't read it, Jo, and anyone else. It is brilliant - and I would say easy to read, if English is not your first language. I am about to finish it myself - and will now think of Corvideryck, and Jo.

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Post by Jo UK » July 27th, 2010, 10:37 pm

Mew, thank you for your thoughts. I will look out for Corvus.

Deryck and I shared a fascination with and admiration for wolves and ravens. He didn't follow me into the realms of storkaholism though!!

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