Wednesday, 21 January 2009

said the spider to the fly

A simple tale told yet again....

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standing at ceremony

I watch the lowly spider
(going on with much resolve)
yet cadence in its movement
weaving its web so fine
still with strength to hold
its aspirations of food

after fine tuning its web,
the spider watches a fly land
flaying its wings to escape
with one sweep of its long tongue
the humble spider demolishes
its prey, image of its delicate
work erased from my mind

"everything we do ultimately ends
in procuring food, is it not so-
do I still need to video tape it?"

32 comments:

  1. I think I have it worked out. I wondered why there were no comments. I really dislike Wordpress.

    Anyway...

    I really liked this post. You've done very well with the words, which were a little tough, but the spider and the fly just made for great reading.

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  2. Nice! I would love to be the spider on the wall in the White House this morning - I'd hear all the juicy gossip!

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  3. Yes, how can something create a web so delicate, and then devour its prey so violently? I really enjoyed this!

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  4. this is the perfect title for your poem.

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  5. Great poem! You used the words so well.

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  6. quite a lot to think about. I really like it!

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  7. Good one here!!

    "the humble spider demolishes
    its pray". Is it prey??

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  8. a different and well written post :)

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  9. Brilliant! Love the title - it sets the tone for this timely piece.

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  10. Lots to think about here, good job!

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  11. So many things that are beautiful are also deadly.

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  12. Enjoyed reading this Guatami! The underlying message is so true.
    Excellent write.

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  13. The humble spider simply doing what it is meant to do. So, too, the fly.

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  14. madam...uve been missing :( me miss u. shall I call u sometime soon?

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  15. Now I'm left wondering which might be me - the spider or the fly?

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  16. i love webs,,, but detest spiders... so i say leave the video at home,,, i just wanna see the finished product.... preferably glistening in the dew.......

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  17. so many things come to mind... charolettes web, the fly....for starters.. whenever i come upon a web in discovery it never seizes to amaze me... hardly thinking of the purpose and it's prey....

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  19. Like Spiders, many Humans create intricate invisible nets to attract unsuspecting "others" who they then paralyze with venom before either grinding them up or soaking them with corrosive acid before excreting their remains.

    Spiders don't actually have tongues do they?

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  20. yes and in getting that food there is delicacy and violence, always, even growing lettuce, the violence in ripping it from the ground!

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  21. Very nicely done, and I loved the comedic twist.

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  22. Ah, the contrast between the lovely delicate web and the violent devouring!

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  23. I liked this one. Simple, but true.

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  24. really enjoyed the simple flow of this one, but the twist at the end made it much more than just a simple tale!

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  25. Especially enjoyed your last verse.
    Also, those words were tough, but you succeeded in spinning a fine web of a poem.

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  26. Ha. You don't need film. :-)

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  28. Wow! I don't think you need a camera. You capture with words just as fine! And, I like the picture.

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