Aesthetic Realism Looks at New York City: Poetry

Eli Siegel


'Tis Loveliess, Sir

When Sue Collins was a-courted a hundred years ago and more,
She was glad she was loved and she said,Yes, when Jim asked
       her, Will you marry me?
The children of her children now live in New York, and one said
       lately, I don't like New York but I keep my business here;
And one votes the straight Republican ticket year after year.


From Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana: Poems (Definition Press)
© 1957 by Eli Siegel