Aesthetic Realism Online Library Poetry by Eli Siegel

Meadow and a Stem

Certain ladies pray

For the coming of a certain meadow,

The growing of a certain stem.

The sight of a certain wide softness is in all of them.

A certain line of green is had by each.

And so with the hours' approaching these ladies will look

For a stem and a meadow; had by each.

Fiery their minds are for a meadow and stem,

Heated their minds are for the seeing of these.

They are in the world, these ladies, for the making of a stem

And a meadow.

These maddeningly shining ladies,

These altogether knowing beings.

These burningly correct takers of the world's showings.

Had by them

Meadow and a stem.