Ruth Stone

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an American poet, author, and teacher.

Life and Career

In 1959, after her husband, professor Walter Stone, committed suicide, she was forced to raise three daughters alone. (As she has pointed out, her poems are “love poems, all written to a dead man” who forced her to “reside in limbo” with her daughters.) For twenty years she traveled the U ...
Popular Poems
1.
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
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2.
Good Advice
Here is not exactly here
because it passed by there
two seconds ago;
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3.
The Wound
The shock comes slowly
as an afterthought.
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4.
Eden, Then And Now
In ’29 before the dust storms
sandblasted Indianapolis,
we believed in the milk company.
Milk came in glass bottles.
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5.
Look To The Future
To you born into violence,
the wars of the red ant are nothing;
you, in the heart of the eruption.
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Caroline Glen 03 November 2018
I'M SURPRISED WE ARE TOLD THE ABOVE IS RUTH'S BEST POEM
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