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Subject: SPIDERS
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A BESTIARY: THE SPIDER, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Some things created they be
Last Line: When he worketh upon him ill
Subject(s): Insects;spiders; Bugs


A DREAM (1), by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dreamed I was a spider
Last Line: And devoured them one by one.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Dreams; Insects; Spiders; Nightmares; Bugs


A GARDEN IDYL, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With sagest craft arachne worked
Last Line: A solitary filament.
Subject(s): Insects; Mythology; Spiders; Bugs


A RAINBOW FOUNDATION, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once a spider built a cobweb on a rainbow bright and gay
Last Line: "with foundations not so showy, but more firm and permanent!"
Subject(s): Insects; Rainbows; Spiders; Bugs


A SPIDER SEWED AT NIGHT, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Did wrestle long and hard
Subject(s): Spiders; Immortality


AN EPIPHANY, by TED KOOSER    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: I have seen the brown recluse spider
Subject(s): Spiders


ARACHNE, by JODY ALIESAN    Poem Source            
First Line: She was a weaver %what she made was too perfect
Last Line: Climbing over warp ties on my loom %they're harmless %but they distract me %and I make mistakes
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


ARACHNE, by ROSE TERRY COOKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I watch her in the corner there
Last Line: But day by day I spin my shroud.
Subject(s): Fate; Insects; Spiders; Destiny; Bugs


ARACHNE, by WILLIAM EMPSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twixt devil and deep sea, man hacks his caves
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders; Bugs


ARACHNE, by WILLIAM EMPSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twixt devil and deep sea, man hacks his caves
Last Line: Male spiders must not be too early slain
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


ARACHNE, by DASHKA SLATER    Poem Source            
First Line: Oh, arachne, how many times you appeared in corners
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


ARACHNOTATIONS, by LAUREN SMITH    Poem Source            
First Line: In the days of our father's spiderhood
Last Line: The spider calls for each of us in our own names
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


ASSASSIN, by DONALD HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spider glints
Subject(s): Spiders


AUTUMN DUSK, AND IN THE GRASS, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Drain off the light
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Autumn; Insects; Nature; Seasons; Spiders


BLACK LEG OF A SPIDER, by JOHN JOSEPH MCKERNAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Lies in the dead center
Last Line: That litters every stop sign in omaha
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


CRAWLER, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: The spider crawls into the bible
Last Line: Deep in the book of genesis
Subject(s): Bible; Birth; Insects; Rest; Spiders


DADDY LONGLEGS, by TED KOOSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, on fine long legs springy as steel
Subject(s): Spiders


DESIGN, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I found a dimpled spider, fat and white
Last Line: If design govern in a thing so small.
Subject(s): Death; Fate; God; Insects; Men; Nature; Spiders; Dead, The; Destiny; Bugs


DOUBLED MIRRORS, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: It is the dark of the moon
Subject(s): Insects; Nature; Raccoons; Spiders; Bugs


DOUBLED MIRRORS, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is the dark of the moon
Last Line: Across immeasurable distance
Subject(s): Insects; Nature; Raccoons; Spiders


ELEGIAC SONNET: 77. TO THE INSECT OF THE GOSSAMER, by CHARLOTTE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Small, viewless aeronaut, that by the line
Last Line: Ah! Soon at sorrow's touch the radiant dreams dissolve!
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Charlotte Turner
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders; Bugs


ELEGY IN A SPIDER'S WEB, by LAURA RIDING    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: What to say when the spider
Last Line: What time the spider
Alternate Author Name(s): Jackson, Laura Riding
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


FAIREST HOME I EVER KNEW, by EMILY DICKINSON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: A manse of mechlin and of floss
Variant Title(s): Poem: 1423; Poem: 144
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


FRAM 1403: BLACK WIDOW SPIDER, by BILL GARTEN    Poem Source            
First Line: Latrodectus mactans
Last Line: Thing for the hubby you ate last year?
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


GRANDMOTHER, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A spider floats from the apple tree
Last Line: Had proved to be there at all.
Subject(s): Comfort; Ghosts; Grandparents; Insects; Spiders; Supernatural; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers; Bugs


HAIKU, by J. W. HACKETT    Poem Source            
First Line: An old spider web
Last Line: Sagging full of seeds
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


HOMO SAPIENS, by JORDAN MILLER    Poem Source            
First Line: Slightly lower than the arachnid
Last Line: Sow the ears with finer lines than silk.
Subject(s): Insects; Mankind; Spiders


I CAN LIFT GRAVITY'S STERN GLOWER, by LIBBY HOUSTON    Poem Source            
Last Line: Now if I spin much more you'll guess me quick
Subject(s): Insects; Riddles; Spiders


LYCOSA, THE SPIDER, by ANNIE CHARLOTTE DALTON    Poem Text            
First Line: Hannah, offering her first-born
Last Line: For lord or sun?
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders; Bugs


MAGNIFYING GLASS, by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: With this round glass
Last Line: Twould seem you'd walk there %in an afternoon!
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


MORNING HARVEST, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pennsylvania spiders / not only stretch their silk between the limbs
Subject(s): Civilization; Insects; Pennsylvania; Spiders; Bugs


MORNING HARVEST, by GERALD STERN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pennsylvania spiders %not only stretch their silk between the limbs
Last Line: Bringing language and mathematics and religion into darkness
Subject(s): Civilization; Insects; Pennsylvania; Spiders


MR. EDWARDS AND THE SPIDER, by ROBERT LOWELL    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw the spiders marching through the air
Subject(s): Calvinists; Death; Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758); God; Insects; Sin; Spiders; Dead, The; Bugs


MR. EDWARDS AND THE SPIDER, by ROBERT LOWELL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw the spiders marching through the air
Last Line: To die and know it. This is the black widow, death
Subject(s): Calvinists; Death; Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758); God; Insects; Sin; Spiders


MY ABHORRENT FASCINATION, by JOYCE ODAM    Poem Source            
First Line: Handsome spider
Last Line: Hides behind %picasso now
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


MY PET SPIDER, by INGRID MOE MILLER    Poem Source            
First Line: Dead twenty-four years, I think
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


MYTH, by WILLIAM EMPSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Young theseus makes a mission of his doom
Last Line: Where ariadne holds %her cobwebs, ill-advised
Subject(s): Insects; Mythology; Spiders


NO GO, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Said a simpering butterfly, sipping a rose
Last Line: Quoth the impudent chap.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Butterflies; Insects; Spiders; Bugs


OF A SPIDER, by WILFRID CHARLES THORLEY    Poem Source            
First Line: The spider weaves his silver wire
Last Line: Between the rose-bud and the cherry
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


PATIENCE OF THE SPIDER'S WEB, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Is not distubed by dew
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Insects; Nature; Patience; Spiders


PIERCED, SELS., by HANS FAVEREY    Poem Source            
First Line: What it is all about, %I repeat, is
Last Line: Started to feel ashamed of myself
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


PLAZA DE LA INQUISICION, by EARL (EARLE) BIRNEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A spider's body
Subject(s): Spiders; Castile, Spain


PROGRESS, by ROBERT WRIGLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Web by web the ruined work of spiders
Subject(s): Spiders


SCUFFLED DUST, by WINIFRED VIRGINIA JACKSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lean white birches of the moon
Last Line: What came after I do not know.
Subject(s): Apple Blossoms; Apples; Fruit; Insects; Spiders; Virtue; Bugs


SILKWORMS AND SPIDERS, by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The worm long fosters his transforming sleep
Last Line: And we must rest, till god shall tell us more.
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders; Worms; Bugs


SNARES, by FLORENCE GRAUEL MILLER    Poem Text            
First Line: I watched a spider weave his web
Last Line: Came flying to his lair.
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders; Trapping; Bugs


SPIDER, by ROBERT PETER TRISTRAM COFFIN    Poem Source            
First Line: With six small diamonds for his eyes
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


SPIDER, by WILLIAM VIRGIL DAVIS    Poem Source            
First Line: The web outside the window filled
Last Line: And he waits for what the wind will deliver
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


SPIDER, by ALAN PATRICK HERBERT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: How doth the jolly little spider
Alternate Author Name(s): Patrick, A. P.
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


SPIDER, by MATSUO MUNEFUSA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: With what voice
Last Line: In this autumn breeze?
Alternate Author Name(s): Basho; Matsuo Basho
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


SPIDER, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Anansi, black busybody of the folktales
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Africa; Fables; Insects; Spiders; Allegories; Bugs


SPIDER, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Anansi, black busybody of the folktales
Last Line: Ex machina. Nor did they seem deterred by this
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Africa; Fables; Insects; Spiders


SPIDER, by CESAR VALLEJO    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: This enormous spider isn't moving any more
Last Line: And the gloomy thoughts this traveler has brought me
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


SPIDER, by CESAR VALLEJO    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is a huge spider that cannot crawl farther
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


SPIDER, by CESAR VALLEJO    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's an enormous spider that no longer moves
Last Line: And today when worry that traveler brought me!
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders; Worry


SPIDER AND FLY, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once when morn was flowing in
Last Line: Sitting on her silver stairs.
Subject(s): Flies; Insects; Spiders; Bugs


SPIDER HANGS TOO FAR FROM THE GROUND, by ANTONIO CISNEROS    Poem Source            
Last Line: Before they bury me
Subject(s): Animals; Insects; Spiders


SPIDER HOLDS A SILVER BALL, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: His boundaries -- forgot
Variant Title(s): Poem: 605; Poem: 51
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


SPIDER-CRAB, by DAVID GEORGE    Poem Source            
First Line: A spindly spider-crab with spokes for legs
Last Line: But empty now, where once a spider stood
Subject(s): History; Insects; Spiders; Stones


SPIDERS, by DIANE ACKERMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: The eight-legged aerialists
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


SPIDERS, by COLETTE M. BURNS    Poem Text            
First Line: With space their blackboard, spiders teach
Last Line: Mathematics of the universe.
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders; Bugs


TANKA DIARY (7), by HARRYETTE MULLEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As guests are arriving I see in a corner
Subject(s): Spiders


TARANTULA, by PETER JOHNSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm drinking coffee with an olive-skinned woman
Last Line: But the memory of the tarantula, its proximity, defeats me
Subject(s): Insects; Man-woman Relationships; Spiders


THAT SPIDER YOU THOUGHT YOU HAD...', by CHRISTIAN VIREDAZ    Poem Source            
Last Line: The sun gently %sets on fire
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


THE FLOWER SPIDER, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You've read of a spider, I suppose
Last Line: The spider's nature goes!
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders; Bugs


THE IRATE BEE, by IDA L. PADELFORD    Poem Text            
First Line: Devilish squirmy spider
Last Line: And push my way clean through.
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Spiders; Beekeeping; Bugs


THE JEWELS, by MARION J. HEXT    Poem Text            
First Line: This morning, after last night's rain
Last Line: They were drops of dew in a spider's web.
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders; Bugs


THE JOURNEY, by JAMES WRIGHT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Anghiari is medieval, a sleeve sloping down
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, James A.
Subject(s): Travel; Spiders; Journeys; Trips


THE PARLOR AND THE FLY, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Will you walk into the spider?
Last Line: "he will have no room to spin."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders; Bugs


THE SPIDER, by EDWARD LITTLETON    Poem Text            
First Line: Artist, that underneath my table / thy curious feature hast displayed
Last Line: Ends both the spider and the poet.
Subject(s): Animals; Butterflies; Insects; Spiders; Wings; Bugs


THE SPIDER, by JANE TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, look at that great ugly spider!' said ann
Last Line: "that a poor little spider is wiser than you. "
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders; Bugs


THE SPIDER, by CESAR VALLEJO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is a huge spider, which can no longer move
Subject(s): Spiders


THE SPIDER AND THE BEE, by EDWARD MOORE (1712-1757)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The nymph who walks the public streets
Last Line: By folly your own schemes undo.'
Subject(s): Beauty; Bees; Charm; Desire; Insects; Spiders; Women; Beekeeping; Bugs


THE SPIDER AND THE BEE (A TALE FOR THE TIMES), by LOUISA SARAH BEVINGTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He had closed his volume of theorie
Last Line: This story one tiny superfluous token.
Alternate Author Name(s): Leigh, Arbor; Guggenberger, Mrs. Ignatz; Bevington, L. S.
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Philosophy & Philosophers; Spiders; Beekeeping; Bugs


THE SPIDER AND THE FLY, by MARY HOWITT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Will you walk into my parlor?' said the spider to the fly
Last Line: The fly.
Alternate Author Name(s): Botham, Mary
Subject(s): Flattery; Insects; Spiders; Vanity; Bugs


THE SPIDER AS AN ARTIST, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: I take thee by the hand
Subject(s): Spiders


THE SPIDER WEB, by JANET B. MONTGOMERY MCGOVERN    Poem Text            
First Line: To-night I am very happy
Last Line: I have taken long in the spinning.
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders; Weariness; Bugs; Fatigue


THE SPINNERS, by ANNE GOODWIN WINSLOW    Poem Text            
First Line: Spider, spinning in the sun
Last Line: That flies no more by day!
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders; Bugs


THE STUDY OF A SPIDER, by JOHN BYRNE LEICESTER WARREN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From holy flower to holy flower
Last Line: And from their gibbets take thy dead.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lancaster, William P.; Preston, George F.; De Tabley, 3d Baron; De Tabley, Lord
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders; Bugs


THE TOAD AND SPIDER; A DUEL, by RICHARD LOVELACE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon a day when the dog-star
Last Line: Of his fair aid a monument.
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders; Toads; Bugs


THE WEDDING, by CONRAD AIKEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At noon, tithonus, withered by his singing
Last Line: Woke from the nap, forgetting him; and ate him.
Subject(s): Insects; Love - Nature Of; Mythology - Classical; Spiders; Bugs


THE WOODTICKS, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's things out in the forest
Last Line: A-crawlin' thro' yer hair.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): Forests; Insects; Spiders; Trees; Worms; Woods; Bugs


THOMAS MERTON AND THE WINTER MARSH, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I went out of the house to smoke. A thousand
Last Line: And mother of christ.
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Cold; Insects; Merton, Thomas (1915-1968); Spiders; Bugs


TO A SPIDER, by JESSIE GRAY SHERMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh king of silken fabrics, filmy fine
Last Line: What priceless lessons to mankind are taught.
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders; Bugs


TO A SPIDER, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spider! Thou need'st not run in fear about
Last Line: I spin my brains.
Subject(s): Insects; Poetry & Poets; Spiders; Bugs


TO PIERROT RETURNING TO HIS ORCHID, by MARIANNE MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spider, with the freckles of a clown
Subject(s): Spiders; Orchids


TO THE SPIDER, by THOMAS RUSSELL (1762-1788)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ingenious insect, but of ruthless mould
Last Line: Then most delighted, when his prey is man.
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders; Bugs


UNAPPRECIATED SPIDER, by MICHAEL BURKARD    Poem Source            
First Line: When the construction of such other sobbing starts
Last Line: When the unappreciated spider returns to her window just as a reminder
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


UP THE DARK VALLEY, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: After the lean road looping the narrow river
Last Line: The birds of darkness sang back every call
Subject(s): Flies; Insects; Locusts; Spiders; Bugs


UPON A SPIDER CATCHING A FLY, by EDWARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou sorrow, venom elf
Last Line: For joy.
Subject(s): Flies; Insects; Puritans In Literature; Spiders; Bugs


VARIOUS OCCASIONS OF INTEREST IN THE FIELDS AND GARDENS: 40, by FAN CH'ENG-TA    Poem Source            
First Line: He calmly watches a spider weave
Last Line: To help them break the siege
Subject(s): China - Song Dynasty (960-1278); Insects; Spiders


WATER SPIDER, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: But cannot shake the lake
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Insects; Nature; Spiders; Water


WEBS, by MARY SINTON LEITCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I weave a web of song to snare
Last Line: Will flash a word, a song, a wing.
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders; Weaving & Weavers; Bugs


WHILE YOU WRITE THE TINY...', by CHRISTIAN VIREDAZ    Poem Source            
Last Line: His silk thread like a star
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders