Posts Tagged ‘poem’

Library Addition: Ray Bradbury’s The R.B., G.K.C., and G.B.S. Forever Orient Express

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Here’s an odd little item I picked up off eBay:

Bradbury, Ray. The R.B., G.K.C., and G.B.S. Forever Orient Express. Joshua Odell Editions, 1994. First edition chapbook original, consisting of a long, skinny (17 1/2″ x 5 1/2″) outer cardstock binding with the four pages of the poem laid in (not stapled or otherwise attached), a Fine- copy with a pinhole through the top of the chapbook and one tiny white scratch to rear, otherwise mint. Reportedly done in an edition of 300 copies. Signed by Bradbury. Poem, longish by Bradbury standards, about Bradbury riding a train with G. K. Chesterton and George Bernard Shaw in the afterlife. The rear cover says that this is an excerpt from the forthcoming Journey to Far Metaphor: Further Essays on Creative Writing, Literature and the Arts, a book that Joshua Odell Editions evidently cancelled. This work would later show up in Bradbury’s collection The Cat’s Pajamas. Bought off eBay for $37.79.


Haiku on Watching a Golden Retriever Chase a Laser Pointer Dot

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Generations of
Breeding still could not teach you
Optic principles

Happy Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

For those of you who observe same.

In celebration, here’s a link to T. S. Eliot’s poem of the same name. There’s a great stillness in that poem,

I actually like it better than “The Waste Land” (which requires a level of polyglot competence in ancient Latin and Greek (which I doubt I shall ever attain) to fully enjoy), though perhaps not as much as “The Hollow Men” or “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”.