* BRADBURY, RAY (1920-2012). Typed manuscript poem ("The Nay-Sayers"). [With:] Typed letter signed ("Ray B"), to Mikhail Francis Itkin. Los Angeles, CA, n.d.
Poem: 1 page, 8vo, creased. AN APPARENTLY UNPUBLISHED POEM, 22 lines, entitled "The Nay-Sayers." In part: "They speak beneth their breath, / They talk in tongues which wither souls / They linger long on tombs and graveyards, / Earth and politics by night and moles which dig the dark." [Framed with:] TLS, 1 page, 8vo, creased. Bradbury writes to Mikhail Francis Itkin (1936-1989), Bishop in the Moorish Orthodox Church in America, granting him permission to use the poem with his 1974 copyright notice.
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