Thursday, September 12, 2013

the september webs

 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.

e. b. white

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