Ruth Stone

(June 8, 1915 – November 19, 2011)

Poems of Ruth Stone

1. 1941 12/27/2011
2. Always on the Train 12/27/2011
3. Another Feeling 12/27/2011
4. At Eighty-three She Lives Alone 12/27/2011
5. Curtains 12/27/2011
6. Eden, Then and Now 12/27/2011
7. Genesis 12/27/2011
8. In the Next Galaxy 1/20/2003
9. It Follows 12/27/2011
10. Look to the Future 12/27/2011
11. Peripheries 12/27/2011
12. Romance 12/27/2011
13. Shapes 12/27/2011
14. Speculation 12/27/2011
15. The Cabbage 12/27/2011
16. The Question 12/27/2011
17. The Wound 12/27/2011

The Cabbage

You have rented an apartment.
You come to this enclosure with physical relief,
your heavy body climbing the stairs in the dark,
the hall bulb burned out, the landlord
of Greek extraction and possibly a fatalist.
In the apartment leaning against one wall,
your daughter's painting of a large frilled cabbage
against a dark sky with pinpoints of stars.
The eager vegetable, opening itself

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