The Spider’s Web (A Natural History)
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.
I wondered if E B White had written any other poems but although I can find reference to a book called Poems & Sketches there appears to be no other E B White poetry available online. Please could you leave a comment if you know of any.