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In Memoriam




MARLIES VAN DER KOUWE
1984 - 2008


Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

by Christina Rossetti

11 comments:

  1. But without thee, what is to me
    the morning dew,
    the breath of ev’n,
    the savoury fruit,
    the fragrant bloom?
    With thee is every joy enhanced,
    with thee delight is ever new,
    with thee is life incessant bliss;
    thine, thine it whole shall be.


    Extract from Hayden’s The Creation

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  2. I just felt Marlies was dead. A terrible thing for her parents, family and friends.But at least she will get a decent grave.
    I come from Holland and I've been in Bonaire. So peaceful and who could imagine such a cruel murder in such a wonderful place.

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  3. what sad news to see her loss confirmed.
    condolences to her family. x

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  4. What heartbreaking news. My thoughts are with Marlies family. Rest in peace, Marlies.

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  5. ...very sad indeed....
    but I thought this site was about McCann... or are we becoming a general 'mourning site' ?

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  6. Sad,very,very sad Her dead.
    The poem is beautiful.Poor Youg girl!The picture an the poem a great hommage!

    You do right: this blog can not be only about the devil couple but about all crimes;abductions and dead.

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  7. KC & Others,

    First, this blog, although ours in heart, is sole property and responsability of Joana's & Astros's.

    I'm honoured to have the opportunity to comment.

    Joana,

    Taking up on KC's comment, please be careful of the weight you're puting on your shoulders. Nobody can save every child. All our efforts to bring forth the truth about Madeleine, is distributed all over the unnamed children victimized out there in the world.

    The McCann's biggest crime was not the killing of their child. It's horrendous, but not uncommon. Unfortunately. Their biggest crime was to ride high on the hopes of all abducted children of the world. May/June 2007 "Maddie" was a symbol that the world could pull itself together and fight this.

    This site, is FOR ME, where I can place my small but heartfelt donation to contribute to the restoration of what the McCanns & Great Britain have struck such a hard blow.

    Textusa

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  8. KC,

    A member of Marlies' family is one of the very best friends that I am honoured to count in my life.

    My small tribute to Marlies van der Kouwe is an expression of solidarity with a friend, a sister, a travel companion on the journey of life.

    I'm sure that I can count on your understanding and on your respect.

    Thank you.

    astro

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  9. To Astro: a hug!
    ***********************
    To Textusa: I do not know Joana.But your´s advice about:

    " please be careful of the weight you're puting on your shoulders. Nobody can save every child.".

    Yes,it is ,really,a big truth to many,including the public/blog.

    Like me ,for example.

    But,we can not save all children really.But we must put,write and so on, about terrifics cases.Why not?

    And I liked a lot " a sperm profiler".

    ***********

    Astro or Joana: the poem is so true

    (verdadeiro,simples,claro-um aviso para que nunca deixemos de comunicar aos nossos amigos o quanto gostamos deles.

    Porque,depois,já não temos a sua presença.

    E os telefonemas que não se fizeram;os abraços que não se deram;as visitas que não aconteceram e a tristeza e os remorsos por tudo isso.

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  10. Astro,

    My sincere condolences.

    Textusa

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  11. you can count on that Astro.... I'm sorry to hear this....
    didn't know....
    wish you strength and all the best...

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