Aesthetic Realism Online Library Poetry by Eli Siegel

Mentioned Any Time

Vermont being the place this could be with green around and stones and old buildings:

So, at twilight, with all history as is and looking-at-things being all as was—let, as a beginning call, a snake leap many feet and then change to red; meanwhile, saying beautiful syllables beautifully together.

The snake would then rest, and for a while not be seen.

After, a river would toss and go to ground and go back again; then seem as it would be in autumn; then be as it would be 4 o'clock in the afternoon, Wednesday, of a warm day in August.

Vermont being the place all as here mentioned or could be mentioned any time.