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Frost, Robert - I found a dimpled spider, fat and white

Identifier

002343

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Robert Frost – from The Poetry of Robert Frost

I found a dimpled spider, fat and white
On a white heal-all, holding up a moth
Like a white piece of rigid satin cloth -
Assorted characters of death and blight
Mixed ready to begin the morning right,
Like the ingredients of a witches' broth -
A snow drop spider, a flower like a froth,
And dead wings carried like a paper kite.

What had that flower to do with being white,
The wayside blue and innocent heal-all?
What brought the kindred spider to that height,
Then steered the white moth thither in the night?
What but design of darkness to appall?
If design govern in a thing so small

The source of the experience

Frost, Robert

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Activities

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Extreme unhappiness
Grief

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