Submit Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

A Noiseless Patient Spider

A noiseless patient spider,
I marked where on a promontory it stood isolated,
Marked how to explore the vacant vast surrounding,
It launched forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself,
Ever unreeling them, ever tirelessly speeding them.
And you O my soul where you stand, Surrounded, detached, in measureless oceans of space, Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing, seeking the spheres to connect them, Till the bridge you will need be formed, till the ductile anchor hold, Till the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere, O my soul.

Poem by
Biography | Poems | Best Poems | Short Poems | Quotes | Email Poem - A Noiseless Patient SpiderEmail Poem | Create an image from this poem

Top Walt Whitman Poems

Analysis and Comments on A Noiseless Patient Spider

Provide your analysis, explanation, meaning, interpretation, and comments on the poem A Noiseless Patient Spider here.