“My unknown, my own skeleton,
you will take me where the cartilage loosens
and the blood dries
and I will let go
my burning suns.
On this fine collection of poems, Ruth Stone shows why she was one of the finest poets of the last century, and why she is too often under-rated today. Stone writes from life but not wallow in herself. She reconnects science with common life experience. And with a common word, she uncommonly phrases for us what we need to have said.