Spider Crystal Ascension

I have been completing a research assignment to find academic journal articles on various poems. This morning I have been researching Pulitzer prize winning poet, Charles Wright. Please seek out this poet’s work.

Spider Crystal Ascension


The spider, juiced crystal and Milky Way, drifts on his web through the night sky
And looks down, waiting for us to ascend …

At dawn he is still there, invisible, short of breath, mending his net.

All morning we look for the white face to rise from the lake like a tiny star.
And when it does, we lie back in our watery hair and rock.