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June 16, 2012
Ray passes away and finally goes into space... The Dragon returns from its maiden flight...
One era ends and another begins...
June 15, 2012
June 14, 2012
Mr. Bradbury signed my copy of FAHRENHEIT 451 in 2005. I told him "I've enjoyed your works for decades."
June 14, 2012
I am utterly crushed by the death of my all time favorite writer, Ray Bradbury. The world has lost a great, great light.
June 13, 2012
To the BRADBURY family sorry for your loss may GOD give you his love, peace, and strength in this time of sorrow. May he R.I.P -|-
June 13, 2012
Ray was a "one off" we will not see his like again. Thanks Ray for being a friend and supporter for all these years.
June 12, 2012
June 12, 2012
"No one ever died that had a family." You said it best, Mr. Bradbury, and you can count everyone who was ever touched by your writing as part of your extended family. You will be missed, truly.
June 12, 2012
EVEN LATE IN THE DAY IT WAS COMFORTING TO THINK...

For Ray Bradbury in memorium (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012)


Even late in the day it was comforting to think
You were still out there in California
Holed up in your toyshop basement
Writing another sheaf of them
Golden, amber, green or blue
Radiant royal blue or violet
Scarlet rarer than rare.

Oh send me down a dandelion wind
I don't want to think that this has ended.
Surely some mistake was made.


He died quietly last night his publisher said.
Why didn't we wake up and stop him?
Don't go Ray, we'd plead holding his
Lovely shadow back as if he were Peter Pan.
Don't go yet.
Tell us another story
Like children cranky before bedtime;
That's why it happened when we were asleep.
Besides, the angels have story-times, too.
They needed him longer.
I'm sure they brought him ice cream.
That did it. I'll bet it was cherry-vanilla…


Venus in transit was seen from Tahiti
The radio said linking it in the next breath to
Bradbury's gone.
(Is he on Venus? In Tahiti? I thought like
One of his stories unfolding…
Myself. By myself. Oh, gone…)


At 11:02 I was at home
Drinking coffee peaceful and dreamy
Halfway listening to radio news.


The author Ray Bradbury has died at 91
I heard at 11:03 a.m., it's Wednesday, June 6th.
I couldn't believe it. D-Day for all the writers now
Left still on earth and the dear readers too.
Why couldn't we hear the trumpets?
Oh I would like to break off my sprig of lilac
For you like Whitman for Lincoln
But I am only I and can't stop crying
And I don't want to say goodbye.


How will the Summer survive?
Having lost the one who loved her most sincerely.
If only we had those magical tennis shoes to follow
You where you are now…
But we must wait like you, for Appointed Times…
Or stories…for the wings of clouded poems
To arrive, oh are you listening?
Did you arrive yet. Why are the skies so grey.


Here is my sprig of lilac anyway.
Is that you passing by?
Did you come back for your files?
The ones you kept for years bursting open at the seams and
perpetually sprung-open with ideas
For stories to come.


For the stories to come…
We are bereaved.
Green trees in the rain touch over the antique streets
Green trees in the rain can't stop weeping


And Venus in transit stops for a moment, overcome-
And the simple stars – sing-


mary angela douglas 6 june 2012 8:03 p.m.



For Ray Bradbury in memorium (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012)


Even late in the day it was comforting to think
You were still out there in California
Holed up in your toyshop basement
Writing another sheaf of them
Golden, amber, green or blue
Radiant royal blue or violet
Scarlet rarer than rare.

Oh send me down a dandelion wind
I don't want to think that this has ended.
Surely some mistake was made.


He died quietly last night his publisher said.
Why didn't we wake up and stop him?
Don't go Ray, we'd plead holding his
Lovely shadow back as if he were Peter Pan.
Don't go yet.
Tell us another story
Like children cranky before bedtime;
That's why it happened when we were asleep.
Besides, the angels have story-times, too.
They needed him longer.
I'm sure they brought him ice cream.
That did it. I'll bet it was cherry-vanilla…


Venus in transit was seen from Tahiti
The radio said linking it in the next breath to
Bradbury's gone.
(Is he on Venus? In Tahiti? I thought like
One of his stories unfolding…
Myself. By myself. Oh, gone…)


At 11:02 I was at home
Drinking coffee peaceful and dreamy
Halfway listening to radio news.


The author Ray Bradbury has died at 91
I heard at 11:03 a.m., it's Wednesday, June 6th.
I couldn't believe it. D-Day for all the writers now
Left still on earth and the dear readers too.
Why couldn't we hear the trumpets?
Oh I would like to break off my sprig of lilac
For you like Whitman for Lincoln
But I am only I and can't stop crying
And I don't want to say goodbye.


How will the Summer survive?
Having lost the one who loved her most sincerely.
If only we had those magical tennis shoes to follow
You where you are now…
But we must wait like you, for Appointed Times…
Or stories…for the wings of clouded poems
To arrive, oh are you listening?
Did you arrive yet. Why are the skies so grey.


Here is my sprig of lilac anyway.
Is that you passing by?
Did you come back for your files?
The ones you kept for years bursting open at the seams and
perpetually sprung-open with ideas
For stories to come.


For the stories to come…
We are bereaved.
Green trees in the rain touch over the antique streets
Green trees in the rain can't stop weeping


And Venus in transit stops for a moment, overcome-
And the simple stars – sing-


mary angela douglas 6 june 2012 8:03 p.m.
June 12, 2012
Like so many others, Mr. Bradbury was an inspiration, a consoler, a gentle writer who never failed to bring a bit of wisdom to my soul or a smile to my face. I will miss you. I sat and cried at my desk at the library where I work when I read the news. Ray Bradbury. Always first when I'm asked, "And, who is your favorite author?" Keep writing up there in the heavens. We want to hear your new stuff when we arrive!

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