The spider and the ghost of the fly

Edward Rodriguez

The spider and the ghost of the fly by. Vachel Lindsay

Once I loved a spider

When I was born a fly,

A velvet-footed spider

With a gown of rainbow-dye.

She ate my wings and gloated.

She bound me with a hair.

She drove me to her parlor

Above her winding stair.

To educate young spiders

She took me all apart.

My ghost came back to haunt her.

I saw her eat my heart.

What's the main idea?

The story revolves around a fly who is madly in love with a spider who just sees the fly as dinner. It's a simple premise but, the overall theme here is real and can relate with me. It is saying that we can feel for someone so much but still have them not feel a thing for us back. When it says he became a ghost and watched her eat his heart out, he is saying that even at his weakest the girl still managed to step on his heart.

Song lyrics - Minerva by the Deftones

I get all numb
When she sings it's over
Such a strange numb
And it brings my knees to the earth

And God bless you all
For the song you saved us

You're the same numb
When you sing it's over
Such a strange numb
It could bring back peace to the earth

So God bless you all
For the song you saved us
For the hearts you break
Everytime you moan

I get all numb
We're the same numb
And it brings our knees to the earth

So God bless you all
For the song you saved us
For the hearts you break
Every time you moan
And God bless you all on the earth
Deftones - Minerva [Official Music Video]
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The reason for the song

Minerva in a way connects to the poem by telling a story about a girl telling a man it's over. In the song the singer talks about how all the girl can do is steal and break the hearts of everyone she comes in contact with. In the song he loved her , but she could give him in return was sadness and despair. She literally has him on his knees in total misery, and she doesn't even seem to care.

My original poem

I lay in my thoughts waiting for her to call,
She knows I'm waiting for her to respond,
I picture her walking with me in the halls,
But I walk alone so sad and so conned,
I guess that's one sided love and all of it's flaws.
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