Lew Welch is extraordinary.
The image of himself as a ring of bone. This you need to put clearly in your mind. there he is, a physical ring, made of bone in the everlasting flow of energy.
(this is my interpretation, of course)
then, he clarifies the image. Ring is not a mere thing that is round, but rather a conductor of sound. The ring is ringing. vibrating as a bell does as the 'everything stream' flows through it.
what do you think?