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The Spider

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Sunshine
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The Spider

Surely you’ve watched a spider easily spin its web?
But have you ever seen it get ready for it to go to bed?
In the early dawning, before the morning sky is pink
that busy spider begins to unweave it’s web, and I think
she absolutely knows what she’s about, gathering in her threads
leaving no trace of her nightly domicile before she’s gone abed.

Except, you might know, for the leader line,
that tensile of solid spider-rod, thicker than most,
usually attached from a point north to a point southern,
at which, come night, the spider comes back wherein
she spins her nocturnal lacework for her evening meal
and I think if spiders could but speak, of her work she’d boast.

Nature is amazing, don’t you ever wonder
that while we sleep, the spider sits and ponders.

©KRJ
21-Aug-99


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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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1 posted 08-21-99 08:21 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

I never knew this about spiders - how informative! And so well written - a nature lesson in a poem...! Spiders are great - this is gross, but I used to catch flies - when I was a kid - in jars, and feed them to spiders. Urrrgh.
Seymour Tabin
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2 posted 08-21-99 08:37 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Sunshine,
Is this poetic licence or true. I never heard of a spider unweaving a web. However the poem was lovely. The only spider I remember is the one that ran up the water spout. HAHAHA.
Severn
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3 posted 08-21-99 08:39 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Oh dear - please tell me there IS actually a species of spider that does this or I'm going to feel REALLY stupid...!
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To Severn and Seymour

I watched the spider just this 'morn,
not the first time the web was torn
down by the spider at dawn
her web, in moments, was done and gone.

What a cleanly creature, she
gave me this thought to write poetry,
and her web, I can now not see
but tomorrow, before dawn, she'll again be.

©KRJ
21-Aug-99
poetFemmeFatale
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The day I see a spider sit & ponder, is the day I'm gonna toss in the towel for humanity !! LOL What a brilliant little piece of work, darling !!

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"The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone..." Henrik Ibsen (1826-1906) Norwegian dramatist lyric poet

Sue
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6 posted 08-21-99 05:07 PM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

I wish the spiders in my house unwove their webs! Nice poem, though.
TomMark
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very lovely. This is a poem for children.
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