Spider Dreams


I loved this spider
when I first saw her spinning
her delicate web.

She rode her trapeze
back and forth with the breezes
across vast spaces

between shrub and branch…
an expert tight-rope walker,
attractive stalker.

No bugs could resist
seductive Ariadne
in her sticky web.

Now as cold winds blow
she rests in her shrubbery
as she plans for Spring.

Β© Sometimes, 2016


Spider at work in her web.

28 thoughts on “Spider Dreams

    1. thank you…I like spiders when they mind their own business…there was one last summer who set up housekeeping by my front walk, and I took lots of photos of her. I hope she comes back as it was interesting watching her build her elaborate web. πŸ™‚


  1. Hey Gradmama, love this poem. How are you doing? Trust you are doing great. I’m just checking in on you. do have a great weekend and don’t stop believing .loads of love. πŸ˜‰


    1. thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it. That spider is a great inspiration to me.. wind, rain, birds, people…she just kept on with her project no matter what, until it got too cold. That and I am a bit nutty besides.. πŸ™‚


  2. How beautiful is this! It actually brings to mind a poem I read many many years ago as a child I think – or just a case of deja view – I enjoyed your story in either case! Nicely done!


      1. I am especially thrilled with the photos of the web, and with the spider in it! Getting the web structure to show up was a giant challenge for me! :-)mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmkj THAT is from Tinkerbell, my ancient cat. She gave me a snotty meow, as well

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  3. That is one huge spider … recently I watched one spinning its web against the kitchen window, so I had a grandstand view. It was really extraordinary. I do like the simplicity and joy of your poem.


    1. thank you. The spider isn’t really that big, I don’t know why it appears so big in the photos. The building of the web is a joy to behold. I learned more about spiders and their webs in the past few months than in my whole life.

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