Friday poem 2009 #3 – Robert Frost “Design”

30 Jan

Not unrelated to the last two posts!

Robert Frost – Design

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.

Source: American Poems.

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Posted by on January 30, 2009 in America, faith and philosophy, poets and poetry, USA


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One response to “Friday poem 2009 #3 – Robert Frost “Design”

  1. lwayswright

    January 30, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    I love robert Frost!

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