Skull Drawings & Bone Songs
Drawings by Ruth Fine,
with poems in response by Clifford Burke
In 1990 Ruth Fine sent me a collection of drawings of animal skulls, and asked me to write poems to go with them. The book is printed by laser on tree-free paper made from Kenaf, an African plant being grown in the Southwest, and bound by hand in handprinted letterpress wrappers.
48 pages, 7 x 8 1/2 inches, handbound
We call it ancient wisdom
comes in the minute
counterpoint of stasis & of change
All constructed things have edges,
have balance, by desgn
See how the lines meet,
intersect, flow on.