Wednesday, June 6, 2012

"Taste of Gold" (poem)

 Ray Bradbury has died. 

~ Taste of Gold ~ 

Morning birdsong rising high,
Rolling pastures set aglow
Know not the reason why
You should go…oh please, don’t go.

I won’t stay away too long,
I will not forever roam,
For this land I’ll always long,
I’ll come home… I will come home.

Dandelion golden wine -
Do not leave, oh not just yet -
Please, recall the taste so fine,
Don’t forget…please, don’t forget.

I will carry it with me...
I will keep it by my side...
I will drink its memory… 

...Dark they were, and golden-eyed.

Please, come home…oh please, come home...

Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur


  1. A sad day indeed, Sasha. "The Martian Chronicles", being one of my favourites.


  2. He was such a huge part of growing up, such a big help, too, in those turbulent years of adolescence. I loved "The Martian Chronicles." And "Dandelion Wine" is a beautiful book, a true gem. So much wisdom in it.