Richard Eberhart

(1904-2005 / Austin, Minnesota)

Richard Eberhart Poems

1. The Groundhog 6/14/2016
2. The Fury of Aerial Bombardment 6/14/2016
3. The Eclipse 6/14/2016
4. A New England Bachelor 6/14/2016
5. The Hard Structure Of The World 6/14/2016
6. The Spider 6/14/2016
Best Poem of Richard Eberhart

The Spider

I

The spider expects the cold of winter.
When the shadows fall in long Autumn
He congeals in a nest of paper, prepares
The least and minimal existence,
Obedient to nature. No other course
Is his; no other availed him when
In high summer he spun and furled
The gaudy catches. I am that spider,
Caught in nature, summer and winter.
You are the symbol of the seasons too.


II

Now to expatiate and temporize
This artful brag. I never saw so quieting
A sight as the dawn, dew-clenched foot-
Wide web hung on summer barn-eaves, ...

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