June 06, 2011

The Spider's Web, by E. B. White

Night Spider's Advice by Rick Allen
The Spider’s Web (A Natural History)
by E. B. White

The spider, dropping down from twig,
Unfolds a plan of her devising,
A thin premeditated rig
To use in rising.
And all that journey down through space,
In cool descent and loyal hearted,
She spins a ladder to the place
From where she started.
Thus I, gone forth as spiders do
In spider’s web a truth discerning,
Attach one silken thread to you
For my returning.

N.B. This week I will only be posting once a day--a piece of poetry paired with a work of art that you can purchase for your very own! I don't know about you, but sometimes I just need a week of poetry + beautiful art. (Find more poems here.)

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