Aesthetic Realism Online Library Poetry by Eli Siegel

Technique Is When


Technique is when

Things which have been alone,

Their friendship not seen,

Their fervent love not seen,

Are brought together winsomely,

And deeply

(Showing they're friends to everything,

Not just themselves),

And collidingly,

Or opposingly,

And merged:

How merged—

In mystery,

In just-so-ness,

In love,

In nowness,

Forevermore perhaps.