Author Topic: R.I.P. ADRIAN FORD  (Read 2787 times)

Offline John van Zijderveld

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Re: R.I.P. ADRIAN FORD
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2024, 03:50:16 PM »
Rest in peace, Adrian and condolences to his family and friends.

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Re: R.I.P. ADRIAN FORD
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2024, 12:05:57 PM »
RIP Adrian

The Sailing Ship - by Charles Brent
What is dying?
I am standing on the seashore.
A ship sails to the morning breeze and starts for the ocean.
She is an object and I stand watching her
Till at last she fades from the horizon,
And someone at my side says, “She is gone!” Gone where?
Gone from my sight, that is all;
She is just as large in the masts, hull and spars as she was when I
saw her,
And just as able to bear her load of living freight to its destination.
The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me, not in her;
And just at the moment when someone at my side says, "She is gone",
There are others who are watching her coming,
And other voices take up a glad shout,
"There she comes" – and that is dying.


Read at the ceremony on 20 June 2024
« Last Edit: June 26, 2024, 12:08:15 PM by davidships »

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Re: R.I.P. ADRIAN FORD
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2024, 01:33:04 PM »
RIP Adrian

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Re: R.I.P. ADRIAN FORD
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2024, 06:32:49 PM »
Thanks David for quoting this poem, very moving indeed.

 

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