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My Selection — ‘A Noiseless Patient Spider’

A poem by Walt Whitman

A spider has been busy but quiet behind my recliner in the family room. Photo by author.

Why write a poem about a spider web — like the web I found behind my recliner?

For some reason, my Honors students in English have problems understanding extended metaphor. Perhaps they are still too literal minded. So many want the spider in Whitman’s brilliant, two stanza…

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Walter Bowne

Walter Bowne

This poet-angel-hipster dude from Jersey writes satire, humor, fiction, poetry, essays on music, travel, gardening, and his belly button. He’s a trophy husband.