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Vila1
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posted 04-21-2002 10:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Vila1   Click Here to Email Vila1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Hi all. I am new here.

I was looking for the poem Ray Bradbury wrote for his book Something Wicked This Way Comes.

I read the story a long time ago, and I loved that poem. It is wonderfully haunting. And it has been nagging at my brain lately.

My local library no longer has the book and has seen no need to order it.

Could someone post the poem or send it to me via e-mail?.

I suppose I should buy the book, but all I really want, (right now anyway) is that poem.


Thanks

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uncle
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posted 04-22-2002 10:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for uncle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you are refering to the " by the pricking of my thumbs something wicked this way comes"
I think that quote was from another author, there could be someone on this BB such as Dandelion, Fpalumbo, Crumley, Flyboy, or any number of regulars, or those in the wings, that could help you access that particular verse, my local copy is checked out until 5/11/02 so unless I go buy a copy all I have is the dust to knock between my ears till then. Maybe they could answer that one? I would like to know myself.

[This message has been edited by uncle (edited 04-22-2002).]

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firehrt
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posted 04-22-2002 11:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for firehrt   Click Here to Email firehrt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.bartleby.com/100/138.31.90.html

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David Wahl
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posted 04-22-2002 11:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Wahl   Click Here to Email David Wahl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes." is a quote from Shakespear's MacBeth, act IV.

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dandelion
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posted 04-23-2002 02:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dandelion   Click Here to Email dandelion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sure it is, but I don't know that I'd call that a poem. There was a poem on a car ad which used the line, but it wasn't by Shakespeare or Bradbury, just the folks at Lexus or whatever the car was.

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crumley
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posted 04-25-2002 12:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for crumley   Click Here to Email crumley     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not sure what the poem might be (without skimming/re-reading the whole novel). That line from MACBETH is fantastic, isn't it? I also love the quote from MOBY DICK that Bradbury used: "I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing." Inspirational.
Quite a number of Bradbury's works, like SOMETHING WICKED, take their titles from other authors' works; the titles of many of his poems quote or paraphrase Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and others, "The Golden Apples of the Sun" is from Yeats ... and I'm sure there are others.

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fjpalumbo
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posted 04-25-2002 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fjpalumbo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"The Drummer Boy Of Shiloh" may come from poems and songs from the 1860's, some authored others anonymous.

I always recall from Dandelion Wine what the old Civil War Colonel (Col. Freeleigh) said to the boys about the name "Shiloh":
"There's never a year been in my life I haven't thought, what a lovely name and what a shame to see it only on the battle records."

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dandelion
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posted 04-25-2002 12:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dandelion   Click Here to Email dandelion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He'd be pleased to know there's an award-winning "Shiloh" series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor which has nothing to do with war, but concerns a boy and his dog. The dog is named Shiloh because it was found near a church of that name.

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elPepin
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posted 07-23-2005 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for elPepin   Click Here to Email elPepin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Vila1
Could it be this poem I found what you were talking about http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewpoetry.asp?AuthorID=2043&id=141019

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tammy
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posted 07-24-2005 10:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tammy   Click Here to Email tammy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i love that story!

[This message has been edited by tammy (edited 09-07-2005).]

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Nard Kordell
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posted 07-24-2005 11:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nard Kordell   Click Here to Email Nard Kordell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
tammy:
Have you had the chance to visit the 'NEW' Ray Bradbury website?

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tammy
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posted 07-26-2005 04:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tammy   Click Here to Email tammy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
no - everyone says that one is overwhelming and i don't adjust well to change. i will look at it sometime, though.

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tammy
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posted 09-07-2005 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tammy   Click Here to Email tammy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just thought some of you might enjoy this with me. I coordinate our town's Halloween festival and this year's theme is that old timey creepy carnival/sinister circus type thing and I was trying to explain it last night and it hit me that I was going for the Something Wicked This Way Comes feeling. So that's what we're calling it this year! If it ends up like I'm envisioning in my head, it will be AWESOME.

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Chapter 31
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posted 09-08-2005 02:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chapter 31     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love it! The best time of year is truely CREEPING up on us.

[This message has been edited by Chapter 31 (edited 09-08-2005).]

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mycroftholmes
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posted 09-09-2005 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mycroftholmes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Speaking of titles taken from poems, Bradbury used Walt Whitman's titles "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed" and "I Sing the Body Electric" for two of his anthologies.

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pterran
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posted 09-09-2005 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pterran   Click Here to Email pterran     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
tammy,

Perfect! Keep us posted with your progress.

Best,

Pete

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tammy
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posted 09-27-2005 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tammy   Click Here to Email tammy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
www.scareonthesquare.com

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Braling II
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posted 09-27-2005 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Braling II     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
tammy,
Way to go! Nice site.
By the way, having visited my son at USC (near Watts in L.A), the ambience there gave me an idea for a take-off on the Whitman title, to wit:
"When Cadilacs Last in the Dooryard Boomed".

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