A Noiseless Patient Spider
by Walt Whitman
A Noiseless Patient Spider Resources
Animation showing the stages of a spider building its web. You don’t know how hard it was not to make a joke about this being "on the web." Or, did we just do that? Hehe. Sorry.
This is such a weird idea, but we kind of love it. Some guy animated a picture of Whitman to make it look like he’s reciting one of his poems. Trust us, it’s pretty strange. On the other hand, some people think the recording you hear is really Whitman’s voice, which is sort of exciting.
More than a hundred pictures of the man himself. You can decide whether you prefer the dashing young dandy, or the bearded old wizard.
This will show you how the poem looked in its original printing in The Broadway, A London Magazine, October 1868. Note the creepy title for this series of poems: "Whispers of Heavenly Death."