Aesthetic Realism Online Library Poetry by Eli Siegel

A World of Weeping Birds

Luxury and pomp and magnificence

Are in a world of clouds,

And fast, grey winds going along in December.

Plush, upholstery, satin,

Velvet, imperial, blowsy,

Are in a world of rocks and cold.

Anger, esteem, hate,

Luxury, lust, love,

Are in a world of weeping birds.