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  Ray Bradbury
by Alan Cook
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Tribute to Ray Bradbury. Also see my article about Ray.


From a wandering planet of a faroff star

a Santa with a bubbling sack of ideas

came, dropping them near, hurling them far,

armed with prolific typewriter and pencil,

telling the universal stories,

prodding and pushing us up to the heavens,

exploding with passion and allegories,

a meteor streaking, racing, flashing,

lighting up the infinite skies,

preaching that the lantern of wisdom

isn't reserved for only the "wise,"

setting the stakes with his Toynbee Convector,

designing the future, drawing the chart,

challenging us to believe in ourselves,

doing it all from the depths of his heart.

 


Alan Cook, Mystery and walking writer


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Reviewed by Michelle Mead 6/29/2009
I hadn't read this one of yours, I love it- Ray Bradbury's book on writing is one of the biggest inspirations for why I write, and the film of "Something Wicked This Way Comes," was another huge inspiration for my writing from childhood, so this poem clicks with me big time :)
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/28/2009
I do believe he was ahead of his time....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 5/28/2009
Martian Chronicles ( My Favorite),i.e. He Was Is Not That Far (Out) Off The Final Truth...

TRASK

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Pictureland: A Matthew and Mason Adventure

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Hit that Blot: A Carol Golden Novel

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