Aesthetic Realism Online Library Poetry by Eli Siegel

Him and the World

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.