Spider Webs (a poem)

October 19, 2020

Hello! While on a walk a few days ago, I discovered about half-a-mile of spider webs strewn across the grass. I decided to write a poem about it, accompanied with some of the footage of the spider hatching. You can watch my poetry film below:

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A text version of the poem can be read below:

 

Spider webs

 

Shimmering.

Like pale elastic, stretched thinner

than the finest threads you can imagine.

And out of the ghostly tents,

Long legs and small bodies tentatively

tip-

              -toe.

 

They have one chance to spin their webs

and weave a new home

amongst dewy stems and munching cows.

They dance free out of wispy tee-pees,

Their stage lit by an autumn sun,

their audience a field of geese. They are

 

So quiet,

You would never know they were there.

So quick,

You’d miss them –

Were it not for the billowing silk flags

gifted to them from their mothers.