Aesthetic Realism Online Library Poetry by Eli Siegel


      Amiable Thoughts for Someone in a Hospital
      A Poem of Aesthetic Realism

      May the things you say to yourself
      Be the best for you.
      May the things you hear from others
      Be changed by you,
      Be in you,
      As the things best for yourself.
      May remembrance of the past
      Be your friend now.
      May thoughts of the future
      Be your friend now.
      May you see everything you think of
      As something which makes you stronger.
      May life in bed
      Be useful to you
      For life everywhere.
      May illness be great wellness,
      As much as it can be;
      And how much illness can be wellness
      Has no end;
      May be seen any moment;
      May be and be. 

From Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana: Poems (Definition Press)
© 1957 by Eli Siegel
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