Friday, April 6, 2012

NaPoWriMo #6: Absent spider


Where is the spider?

A spider web
hangs like a hammock
in between the trees;

at this angle,
it is a delicate weave
of silver
with crystal beads --

dew drops hung
at intervals,
dew drops from
the mist
that falls over
this reserve;

a breeze tugs
at the strings.

No spider is seen.

Crickets sing;

nearby, pond-skaters
break into a dance
on the water stage
on the orange coast,

a dragonfly colored fire
expands his wings
over the water and lands
on a bended reed.

Where is the spider?

Having worked all night,
she might have decided
to leave it hanging,
to catch
the morning light.


Laurie Kolp said...

I love the image of the web hanging like a hammock between the trees.

dsnake1 said...

i like the image of the web catching the morning light. brilliant. :)

Claudia said...

oh nice...i love spider webs..such fragile and artful paint a beautiful picture here with the dewdrops and the morning sun...i can even here the gentle music as the wind tugs at the it

Fred Rutherford said...

nice piece Raven. Really love the last two stanzas here, very strong. Thanks

Ravenblack said...

Laurie, dsnake, Claudia, Fred: thank you!

Anonymous said...

This piece did my heart a good turn, thank you, just beautiful.

kamana said...

beautiful imagery. i am enjoying your poetry here very much

Ravenblack said...

Anna: I'm glad for that. Thanks.

Kamana: thanks for visiting and reading. :)

CygnetSeven said...

Very descriptive. Love the images.

aprille said...

Sweet. Such delicate delineation of a tiny situation. Didn't mean to rhyme :-)