In 2002, Ruth Stone won the National Book Award for her book of poetry, In the Next Galaxy [811.54 STO].
One of the poems that stood out for me is "Eden, Then and Now." Excuse me for taking this out of the middle of the poem, but it strikes me as capturing the economic situation today:
One morning in the midst of plenty,Ruth Stone was born in 1915, so I'm sure she has seen many instances of history repeating itself. It's nice that she was able to capture history in poetry and to reinforce the old adage, "The more things change, the more they stay the same."
there were folks out of context,
who were living on nothing.
Some slept in shacks
on the banks of the river.
This phenomenon investors said
would pass away.
Read the rest here.
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