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Ordinary Words

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ISBN-10: 0963818384

ISBN-13: 9780963818386

Edition: 1999

Authors: Ruth Stone

List price: $16.95
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"Then" In our loss we accepted the strange shape of things as though it had meaning for us, as though we moved slowly over the acreage, as though the ground modulated like water. The floors and the cupboards slanted to the West, the house sinking toward the evening side of the sky. The children and I sitting together waiting, there on the back porch, the massive engine of the storm swelling up through the undergrowth, pounding toward us.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Paris Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Ruth Stone was born in Roanoke, Virginia in 1915. By the age of 19, she was a married woman and studying at the University of Illinois. While there, she met Walter Stone, who became her second husband after she divorced her first husband. While on sabbatical in England in 1959, Walter Stone hung himself at the age of 42. Her first collection, In an Iridescent Time, was published in 1959. Her other works include Topography and Other Poems, American Milk, The Solution, Simplicity, and What Love Comes To. She won the National Book Award in 2002 for In the Next Galaxy. She taught English and creative writing at the State University of New York in Binghamton. She died of natural causes on November 19, 2011 at the age of 96.

Good Advice
Up There
Words
This
The Dark
Summing It Up
1941
How They Got Her to Quiet Down
So What
Madison in the Mid-Sixties
Repetition
Perhaps
Echoes and Shadows
Earthquake
Male Gorillas
Never
An Education in the Eighties
Absence Proves Nothing
So What's Wrong?
Relatives
Strands
Can Cranes Cogitate?
Aesthetics of the Cattle Farm
Incredible Buys In
Light Conclusions
Uncle Cal on Fashions
Yes, Think
Hummingbirds
The Ways of Daughters
Then
Ordinary Words
When
Patience
One Thought
Residue
Sorting It Out
The Trade-Off
Romance
Reading
With Love
So Be It
In the Arboretum
Overnight Guest
All in Time
Schmaltz
The Trinity
A Moment
Ventriloquist
This Space
Unspeakable
Vermont Nature
Prefab
I Meet Them
At McDonald's in Rutland
The Word Though as a Coupler
Etc.
Sitcom on the Greyhound in Rutland, Vermont
On the Street
At the Museum, 1938
Speculation
Bottled Water
Western Purdah, Inc.
Empathy Again
Boom
Moving Right Along
A Little Chart
Prayer of Descending Order