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When elephants last in the dooryard bloomed; celebrations for almost any day in the year.
Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012.
Personal Author:
[First edition].
Publication Information:
New York : Knopf; [distributed by Random House], 1973.
Physical Description:
ix, 143 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Remembrance -- Pretend that being blind, which calls truth near -- Boys across the street are driving my young daughter mad -- Old Ahab's friend, and friend to Noah, speaks his piece -- When elephants last in dooryard bloomed -- Darwin, the curious -- Darwin, in the fields -- Darwin, wandering home at dawn -- Evidence -- Telling where the sweet bums are -- Emily Dickinson, where are you: Herman Melville called your name last night in his sleep! -- O give a fig for Newton, praise for him! -- I was the last, the very last -- Man is th the animal that cries -- N -- Air to Lavoisier -- Women know themselves; all men wonder -- Death in Mexico -- All flesh is one; what matter scores? -- Machines, beyond Shylock -- Beast upon the wire -- Christ, old student in a new school -- This time of kites -- If you will wait just long enough, all goes -- For a daughter, traveling -- Old Mars, then be a hearth to us -- Thing that goes by night: Self that lazes sun -- Groon -- Woman on the lawn -- Train station sign viewed by an ancient locomotive passing through long after midnight -- Please to remember the fifth of November: Birthday poem for Susan Marguerite -- That is our Eden's spring, once promised -- Fathers and son banquet -- Touch your solitude to mien -- God is a child; put toys in the tomb -- Ode to electric Ben -- Some live like Lazarus -- These unsparked flings, these uncut gravestone brides -- And this did Dante do -- You can go home again -- Dark our celebration was -- Mrs. Harriet Hadden Atwood, who played the piano for Thomas A. Edison for the world's first phonograph record, is dead at 105 -- What seems a balm is salt to ancient wounds -- Here all beautifully collides -- God for chimney sweep -- Prove that cowards do speak best and true and well -- I, Tom, and my electric gran -- Boys are always running somewhere; Poem -- O to be a boy in a belfry -- If I were epitaph -- If only we had taller been.
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Author Notes

Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920. At the age of fifteen, he started submitting short stories to national magazines. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 600 stories, poems, essays, plays, films, television plays, radio, music, and comic books. His books include The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Bradbury Speaks. He won numerous awards for his works including a World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 1977, the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation.

He wrote the screen play for John Huston's classic film adaptation of Moby Dick, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He adapted 65 of his stories for television's The Ray Bradbury Theater, and won an Emmy for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree. The film The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit was written by Ray Bradbury and was based on his story The Magic White Suit.

He was the idea consultant and wrote the basic scenario for the United States pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair, as well as being an imagineer for Walt Disney Enterprises, where he designed the Spaceship Earth exhibition at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center. He died after a long illness on June 5, 2012 at the age of 91.

(Bowker Author Biography)