Spider Poem

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from Walt Whitman's LEAVES OF GRASS

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A NOISELESS PATIENT SPIDER

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I MARK’D WHERE ON THE LITTLE PROMONTORY IT STOOD, ISOLATED,

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MARK’D HOW TO EXPLORE THE VACANT VAST SURROUNDING,

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IT LAUNCH’D FORTH FILAMENT, FILAMENT, FILAMENT, OUT OF ITSELF

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EVER UNREELING THEM, EVER TIRELESSLY SPEEDING THEM

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AND YOU O’ MY SOUL WHERE YOU STAND,

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SURROUNDED, DETACHED, IN MEASURELESS OCEANS OF SPACE,

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CEASELESSLY MUSING, VENTURING, THROWING,

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SEEKING THE SPHERES TO CONNECT THEM,

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TILL THE BRIDGE YOU WILL NEED BE FORM’D,

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TILL THE DUCTILE ANCHOR HOLD,

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TILL THE GOSSAMER THREAD YOU FLING CATCH SOMEWHERE,

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O’ MY SOUL

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