Eli Siegel Poems
- Shakespeare, Compactly Shakespeare, Compactly Look at ...
- Quiet, Tears, Babies Quiet in the street, In the street ...
- Put Zebras By The Mississippi Swiftly in forests, the ...
- Twenty-One Distichs About Chil... Twenty-one Distichs about ...
- Hymn To Jazz And The Like What is sound, as standing for the ...
- Eagles Go With The Fine News T...
- The Dark That Was Is Here A girl, in ancient Greece, Be ...
Eli Siegel was the poet and critic who founded the philosophy Aesthetic Realism in 1941. He wrote the award-winning poem, "Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana", two highly acclaimed volumes of poetry, a critical consideration of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw titled James and the Children, and Self and World: An Explanation of Aesthetic Realism.
Born in Latvia, Siegel's family came to the United States when he was an infant. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where he graduated from the Baltimore City College high school, and lived most of his life in New York City.
In 1925, his "Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana" was selected ... more »
Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.
Comments about Eli Siegel
Look at Hamlet
What Hamlet’s father said to him,
In Hamlet’s mind grew rather dim.
The lesson is: We can’t obey
Unless our mind is just one way.
Self-reproof Isn’t Everything
The prince soliloquizes;
His indignation rises.
And Hamlet stands reproved.
But Hamlet hasn’t moved.
All about Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth, too ambitious,
Caused her husband to be vicious.
Macbeth heeding her commands,
Made his lady wash her hands.
Romeo and Juliet
Is about a family net.
Love fares sadly by a ...