[lit-ideas] Re: Sunday Poem

  • From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2009 11:12:45 -0700

ray bradbury was mentioned in a student's thesis which
brought to mind a talk i attended years ago when
i was freelancing for the easy reader contributing editor is how
i was titled i had what you might call the intellectual beat though why
you would call it anything at all i don't know so what
i was saying was that ray in support of a detective novel he'd published
a detective novel
said he thought the best motive for writing is love
a little voice near my then thick hair asked why not anger or hate or curiosity or anything else really
the rest for me is history
i left journalism
i still don't understand what bradbury intended exactly
and i can't ask him now because he's dead
but there it was again
last week
popping up for no reason at all like something that had been foreshadowed
a useful bubble to move the plot along
if this were fictive

David Ritchie,
Portland, Oregon

To change your Lit-Ideas settings (subscribe/unsub, vacation on/off,
digest on/off), visit www.andreas.com/faq-lit-ideas.html

Other related posts: