Aesthetic Realism Online Library Poetry by Eli Siegel

    The Unknown Should Be Good

    It was a dark corridor.
    Down that corridor, in darkness, went someone 
         whom you could adore.
    But she wasn't seen by you;
    There was something else for you to do
    As this being went down the dark corridor.
    Your attention was for
    Something else; besides, was there not darkness?
    Therefore, you could know less
    About this adorable walking being.
    For have I not told you something?
    But there is so much more to know.
    It is well that the adorable is what we don't wholly know.

Eli Siegel in The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known, no. 1430
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