Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Poetry Post

Looking For a Place to Hide from Winter

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A Noiseless Patient Spider
by Walt Whitman

A noiseless, patient spider,
I mark’d, where, on a little promontory, it stood, isolated;
Mark’d how, to explore the vacant, vast surrounding,
It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself;
Ever unreeling them—ever tirelessly speeding them.

And you, O my Soul, where you stand,
Surrounded, surrounded, in measureless oceans of space,
Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing,—seeking the spheres, to connect them;
Till the bridge you will need, be form’d—till the ductile anchor hold;
Till the gossamer thread you fling, catch somewhere, O my Soul.

5 comments:

  1. Stopping by for a Sunday hi before I dive into my crazy day. I won't be online for the week, most likely - gonna practice living unwired for a few days and see how real life looks when it's not viewed on a laptop screen!

    Have a stellar Sunday and week ahead, folks. Enjoy oozing into the season of love, and hopefully not from the inside of a store!

    And if you need to hide from winter, come on down! :)

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  2. That pic conjured up a different poem for me, one that was featured here once. "I lifted up my boot and stomped / the little G— d— fool."

    Beth, enjoy your week. I'm sure you will, once you get past the online jitters.

    Thanks for all the b-day wishes yesterday. This phucker would appreciate more phucking, but not the kind I got yesterday. Mrs. Fetched decided this would be the perfect day for hanging outdoor lights — and like anything else she does, it's an exercise of excess. We spent the latter half of the afternoon hanging lights along the eaves, then they only worked for a couple minutes. I hope it's just the internal fuses.

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  3. Great picture, even though I am not fond of spiders.

    Beth, have fun being unwired.

    Farf, I hope it is internal fuses and you don't have to hang anything else.

    Enjoy the Sunday, all.

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  4. Andi, as Farf knows my husband is the same age as he is. :) Just a few months younger is all.

    I'm tired. L. Tryptophan phhhtphttt.

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  5. Hi all,

    Beth, we don't try to hid from winter too much. We sort of embrace it. We just get tired of it.

    Farf, sorry for the Morris Bishop-esque reaction. I sort of like the creepy crawlies. The sorting hat would have probably put me into Slitheren.

    Dina, the spider and I thank you.

    Janet, waking up at 2:30 in the morning had more to do with my Thanksgiving stupor than poultry enzymes.

    I hope everyone had a Thanksgiving weekend to be thankful for.

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