Ruth Stone

(June 8, 1915 – November 19, 2011)

Ruth Stone Poems

1. Speculation 12/27/2011
2. Overnight Guest 8/29/2014
3. The Pear 8/29/2014
4. The Trade-Off 8/29/2014
5. Reading 8/29/2014
6. Up There 8/29/2014
7. Peripheries 12/27/2011
8. Relatives 8/29/2014
9. Poems 8/29/2014
10. Words 8/29/2014
11. The Porch 8/29/2014
12. Romance 12/27/2011
13. Genesis 12/27/2011
14. The Mother 8/29/2014
15. Spring Beauties 8/29/2014
16. How It Is 8/29/2014
17. Another Feeling 12/27/2011
18. So What 8/29/2014
19. The Question 12/27/2011
20. At Eighty-Three She Lives Alone 12/27/2011
21. The Ways Of Daughters 8/29/2014
22. Good Advice 8/29/2014
23. Not Expecting An Answer 8/29/2014
24. Lighter Than Air 8/29/2014
25. Male Gorillas 8/29/2014
26. Repetition Of Words And Weather 8/29/2014
27. This Strangeness In My Life 8/29/2014
28. Shapes 12/27/2011
29. Curtains 12/27/2011
30. The Cabbage 12/27/2011
31. 1941 12/27/2011
32. Look To The Future 12/27/2011
33. Always On The Train 12/27/2011
34. It Follows 12/27/2011
35. Eden, Then And Now 12/27/2011
36. The Wound 12/27/2011
37. In The Next Galaxy 1/20/2003
Best Poem of Ruth Stone

In The Next Galaxy

Things will be different.
No one will lose their sight,
their hearing, their gallbladder.
It will be all Catskills with brand
new wrap-around verandas.
The idea of Hitler will not
have vibrated yet.
While back here,
they are still cleaning out
pockets of wrinkled
Nazis hiding in Argentina.
But in the next galaxy,
certain planets will have true
blue skies and drinking water.

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Curtains

Putting up new curtains,
other windows intrude.
As though it is that first winter in Cambridge
when you and I had just moved in.
Now cold borscht alone in a bare kitchen.

What does it mean if I say this years later?

Listen, last night

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