A Thanks to Ray Bradbury

Though our fires burn apart,
A spark from yours lit mine
To fill the dark heavens,
With flames of joy and tiny angels,
To drift on night winds and perhaps,
Find timber dry enough to light,
Some other poor wretch’s life

And so I give you thanks dear Ray,
And offer your name upon these same winds
Hoping against hope it will find its way home.

I wrote this in January, 2010, but it seems most fitting to publish it now.
My thoughts go to the family of this great man, who passed away last night.
I wouldn’t be me without you Ray, I’ll never forget the nights I spent reading your words, looking up at the stars, and dreaming…Thank you.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sasha Jenna Spears
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 07:44:22

    sweet recalling…

    hang in there, blessings.

    Reply

  2. cloakedmonk
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 16:36:21

    A great reflection on one of our literary giants. http://www.cloakedmonk.com

    Reply

  3. Usha Dawn
    Jun 09, 2012 @ 19:13:57

    Amazing way of expressions… keep writing
    Cheers
    Dawn

    Reply

  4. wordcoaster
    Aug 26, 2012 @ 19:58:48

    Ray Bradbury is one of my literary heroes–his voice will certainly be missed.

    Reply

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