Poetry: Lyrics & Credits
• A Noiseless Patient Spider (Walt Whitman) • Annabel Lee (Edgar Allan Poe) • Lyric (Dorothy Parker) •
• kitty, sixteen, 5'1", white, prostitute (e.e. cummings) • Willow (Anna Akhmatova) •
• Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (Robert Frost) • Genius Child (Langston Hughes) •
• Something Childish, but Very Natural (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) •
A Noiseless Patient Spider (words: Walt Whitman, music: Anna)
A noiseless patient spider,
I mark’d where on a little promontory it stood isolated,
Mark’d how to explore the vacant vast surrounding,
It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself,
Ever unreeling them, ever tirelessly speeding them.
And you O my soul where you stand,
Surrounded, detached, in measureless oceans of space,
Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing, seeking the spheres to connect them,
Till the bridge you will need be form’d, till the ductile anchor hold,
Till the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere, O my soul.