Aesthetic Realism Online Library Poetry by Nat Herz


    “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.


From Personal & Impersonal
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