Wednesday, January 21, 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:

ThomG said...

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.

Bobbi said...

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

Fledgling Poet said...

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

Tumblewords: said...

So human. Love it...

floreta said...

this is the perfect title for your poem.

Marianne H. Nielsen said...

Great poem! You used the words so well.

Linda Jacobs said...

I like your message in here!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

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

Noah the Great said...

Good!

Jeeves said...

Good one here!!

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

Pretty Me!! said...

a different and well written post :)

SweetTalkingGuy said...

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

sage said...

Lots to think about here, good job!

anthonynorth said...

So many things that are beautiful are also deadly.

Janice Thomson said...

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

pjd said...

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

Ghost Particle said...

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

Stan Ski said...

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

paisley said...

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.......

one more believer said...

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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Cam said...

Well done.

Homo Escapeons said...

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?

artpredator said...

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

Leatherdykeuk said...

Very nicely done, and I loved the comedic twist.

durablepigments said...

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

angel said...

I liked this one. Simple, but true.

Ben said...

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

gel said...

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

...deb said...

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

M as in Mint said...
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M as in Mint said...

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