The question, What the world is like,
Still remains in all its freshness.
Hamlet asks it beautifully,
Though there's murk in how he asks.
Be kind to him; pierce that old murk,
See kindness in his subtlety,
Grandeur in his ambiguity;
Sweetness in the intricate verse
With which he asks
About him and the world.
From The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known #728
(Aesthetic Realism Foundation)
© 1951, 1987 by Eli Siegel