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Moment of Silence: Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey has passed away.  She did a lot of groundbreaking for women in science fiction.  She made the world fall in love with dragons.  She will be sorely missed.  I have written an elegy, shared below.


Gone Between
-- an elegy for Anne McCaffrey, 1 April 1926 - 21 November 2011

Gone beyond,
Gone between,
Gold-winged grace
No more seen

Gone to catch
Outward tide
Harper's breath,
Lyon's pride

Gone where stars
And ships sing,
Turned on slim
Dragon wing

Gone from Earth,
Gone aloft,
Soaring toward
Heaven's croft

Leaving tales
Here behind
In every
Heart and mind



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Another elegy for Anne has been posted on Feminist SF.

If you know of more, please share.
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