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November 30, 2011
RUTHY
SUCH A WISE AND HONEST SOUL
GOD I HATE TO SEE YOU GO
I LOVE YOU,JUST WANTED TO LET YOU
KNOW
November 29, 2011
I was a student of Ruth's at SUNY Binghamton back in the early 90's. As a sour and over-sensitive 22 year old, I was both mystified and awed by how much love for life she seemed to hold. She was very gentle, very supportive, and a complete riot. I never turned out to be much of a poet myself, but I thought I'd share the poem I wrote for her that year. The strength it has comes from her own lovely words. Thank you, Ruth, for all you shared with us.

Unfinished (It's Been a Week Since Her Dog's Eaten)
for Ruth Stone

Ruth sweeps aside
a loop of red hair.
With smooth swollen hands
and fingers, that move together
in curved scoops of air, she says
she can't write anything
these days, but love poems.
November 28, 2011
Wish I had known you. You would have really touched my life of suffering and help me put it into words.
November 28, 2011
I met Ruth almost twenty years ago, when I had just started writing and needed encouragement. This is how she inscribed the book I bought that day: "Darling Rob- What a wonder, your poems! It's the reality--the touch to touch of our lives. Love from Ruth Stone" Well, my poems weren't really all that good, but they became better because I continued writing thanks to Ruth. I know my story isn't unique. She must have helped thousands like me over her long career. We were blessed, indeed. She was a wonderful poet,and perhaps more important, a wonderful human being. Again, I say, we were blessed.
November 28, 2011
My condolences to the Stone family. May you find a measure of comfort in that "God is healing the broken-hearted ones; And is binding up their painful spots" (PSALMS 147:3)

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