Aesthetic Realism Online Library Poetry by Eli Siegel

Hinges

The salient reed by the very cold stream

Is a snowy article in a gray week,

And fit entirely to be shuddered at.

When bats flew here in a late warm week,

And the upright grass was warm to feet, sharply warm,

Much snow was presentable

To the gentlemen present in the marble room;

With Sicilians near

Snowed on by snow grayly,

Flying in snow,

Flying, how, by illusive hinges.