Ruth Lubin
 "Lines ran through my head as I
Born: January 2, 1917, Boston, Caucasian Female
 vacuumed, dusted, and cooked. I meant
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 to write them down and some did get
Graduated:  James Monroe HS, Commercial Course, 1934
 written, but not the way I wanted to
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 do it. The very comical or sardonic commentary making
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 its journey around my brow had a way of sounding
Dependent Child: Daniel Issac, June 27, 1941
 melodramatic, banal, even worse. Writing it down is
Dependent Child: William Edward, September 30, 1946   different. Another source, another way of doing it. When the
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 the prose writer becomes a poet in compressed language, it's like
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 a salmon going horizontal steam, or as we say, some of us
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  ...against the tide. Prose rose from my mouth in torrents. Poems
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 arrived on the page, never quite saying it all. Therefore
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 and however, one poem necessitated
 another. I swam in a river of
Died: May 2, 1989
 words, spoken, unspoken,
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 jotted on the backs of grocery slips or
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 spoken, not always to

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the right person or at the right
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 time. Obviously... "


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