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Memorial for Corvin

Corvus Makes its Appearance on the Night Sky

Our Grandson, Corvin, was only with us an hour on April 9, 2012 but will always be part of our memories. His parents named their son for the constellation, Corvus, which is Latin for Raven. They selected Kerr as his middle name, a surname on our maternal side with origins in Scotland. Coincidently, the words Corvus and Raven derives from the Indo-European root *ker-2 ‘Echoic root, base of various derivatives.

The constellation Corvus appears in the night sky in the Philadelphia area in the southwest at the end of astronomical twilight  (roughly 9 pm EDT) and will be due south at its highest point, about midnight. After 365 days, Corvus returns to the same rise, set and transit times every year on the same date. Within the constellation, a famous pair of interacting star systems, the Antennae Galaxies, will eventually merge within the next 400 million years.

The April night sky will always look especially beautiful.

Appreciation to Joe Stieber for sending the astronomical information.

In Remembrance, April 9, 2013

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain. 

When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

April 9, 2014

Fly, fly do not fear
Don’t waste a breath, don’t shed a tear
Your heart is pure, your soul is free
Be on your way, don’t wait for me
Above the universe you’ll climb
On beyond the hands of time
The moon will rise, the sun will set
But I won’t forget

Jean-Jacques Goldman & Phil Galdston

Moon and Dune





April 9, 2015

Come on tears
Come on love
Come on cries
In the abode af night
Come on night
Take me home
Come on love
Sing alone
To this Raven chant
Of loss and wore
Raven night
Take me home
– Of the Wand and The Moon
Black Bird at Night





April 9, 2016

Free as a bird
It’s the next best thing to be
Free as a bird

–John Lennon/Paul McCartney

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