IN AN IRIDESCENT TIME by Ruth Stone

IN AN IRIDESCENT TIME

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Intensity, delicacy, skillful handling of extended metaphor, an impeccable choice and use of poetic language, and an ear that is extremely sensitive to the musical rhythms implicit in a single word, a phrase, or in the relationship between several lines characterize the poems in this collection. Mrs. Stone speaks primarily of love -- its demands, its simple surging power in children, its complexities in maturity, and the seemingly ambiguous qualities of deep-felt joy and sorrow which are requisite portions of any creative love relationship. Although many of her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, Poetry, and other magazines within the field, this is Mrs. Stone's first book. The quality of these 56 poems is consistently excellent; we hope that they will be carefully read by connoisseurs of good poetry.

Pub Date: Nov. 4th, 1959
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace