Aesthetic Realism Online Library Poetry by Eli Siegel

Ditty Arising from a Perusal
of Henry James' Works

Inasmuch as a gentleman is not aware,

As it were;

So a young lady feels that he does not care,

As it were.

And so love is untrue,

Hitherto, hitherto.

And incomplete love goes on forever,

As it were, as it were.