Tuesday, April 11, 2017

GOSSAMER



SPIDERS ON THE TONGUE

Spiders weave beautiful webs.
Man sees them in wonder,
silky,
translucent,
backlit by a shining sun. 

Awed at the amazing engineering,
the weaving, done in patience,
the great natural skill.
Perhaps only rivaled
by a flake of snow.

We like the vision of spider’s webs.

Spiders on the tongue of men
weave webs of beauty as well.
We forget in our reverence,
that a spider's web is a death trap.

© 4/11/17
M Durfee

5 comments:

  1. I like how you flip the image from a spider's web of beauty to our words of distruction. When I think of spider webs, I think about hiking and how you know you're the first on the trail for the day when your eating spider webs for breaksfast.

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  2. The juxtaposition of the beautiful and repellent. This powers so much fiction and poetry

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  3. That snowflake design is indeed a beauty ~

    That ending line sums it up powerfully for me Mark ~

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  4. how beautifully you describe a web

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  5. A worthy piece that one should take delight in reading, good stuff. Greetings!

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