“We all desire life to be really lively. Herz’s The Ruby Considered tells us the ruby can be used for this laudable end.”
—Eli Siegel From Preface to Personal & Impersonal
The Ruby Considered
For him that ruby was a sea,
No twisted jungle where a black snake coiled.
He would ride the waves,
Be tossed by them,
Be thrown where the low dunes darkly curved,
Where all was hard and clear and red.