Josh Wise by on Sep 7, 2018

Arachnidelights (Poems of a Spider-Man): The (Spider) Sense of an Ending

Throughout this week, in the run up to Marvel’s Spider-Man, which releases this Friday, we will be bringing you a series of poems, all in different forms. Each has been plucked from a different author, and spun into a one-week anthology called Arachnidelights (Poems of a Spider-Man). Check out Monday's, Tuesday's, Wednesday's, and Thursday's.

For our final poem, rounding out what’s been an amazing week, we bring you the work of Stephen. L. Inger, a New York-based poet and local legend on the Queens Poetry Slam scene. It’s fitting that we end on a writer from the same part of town as Spider-Man himself. You might say he’s a friendly neighbourhood poet, although that would be irritating, so don’t. Stephen has sent in a poem written in free verse, experimenting with visual form to show his fascination with the world of web-head.

(Stephen has also requested that you play the following sonic accompaniment while you read out loud.)

 

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A little leggy man mutant… swing-man-mutant-swing… SPLAT

Down, Down, Down.

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The Spout!

I sense…                         a tingle in my loins.

A villain must be drawing near!

A scorpion with a grudge.                  An Octopus with a medical licence.

                Why is there eight of everything?

                                                          Should I swing? Should I sing? Should I fling?

Oh dear, I've been bitten by a radioactive photographer… 

SHUTTERBUG

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We at VideoGamer hope you’ve enjoyed this week, and we hope you enjoy Spider-Man, if you’re getting it tomorrow. Remember to check out our review of the game (Colm thought it was brilliant.)

 

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Spider-Man

on PC, PlayStation 2
Spider-Man

Release Date:

26 March 2006