Saturday, September 2, 2017

THE SPIDER AND THE FLY

A bit of fun inspired by a photo taken by
a friend.  (Thanks, Bev Lloyd).
Submitted to Poetry Pantry #368
September 2, 2017

Consider the talented spider
Who, with nothing but genetics to guide her
Creates delicate lace filigree

Her industrious endeavor
Is devilishly clever
For she has a plan, you see.

When a curious fly
Comes cruising by
He’ll be headed for eternity

Before time can ebb
He’s caught in her web
There’s no hope for the fly to flee

For all of her spinning
She’s accustomed to winning
An anticipated gourmet repast

And the ill-fated fly
Who came wandering by
Will find the journey his last.
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23 comments:

  1. I loved this, one of the best spider web poems I have read. Thanks for brightening my day.

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  2. A dance as old as time, the spider and the fly.

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  3. with nothing but genetics to guide her... absolutely!

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  4. What a fun dance - we like that little spider

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  5. Ha ha! I wish I could feel sorry for the fly. (I say hurrah for the spider.)

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  6. That is an AMAZING spider web. Great photo! And a very clever poem that made me smile.

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  7. An amazing way for the spider to eat... but i agree with Mary since I prefer spiders from flies.

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  8. with nothing but genetics to guide her... oh definitely!

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  9. I liked your rhyming and version of the spider and the fly. Nice flow too.

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  10. Nature is a strange dance... that looks to pretty, even when slightly brutal.

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  11. Delightful mix of wonder at beauty, humour, and the truth about the natural world.

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  12. Oh I like this. I must confess this to you. As a child, our back porch steps had a slight hole in them and I could peer down into the web of a spider. I loved to drop flies into the hole and watch them caught in it and then the spider come zipping over to wrap it in silk and store it away. Yes. I did that and I regret nothing. I like this poem about nature, the brutality of it, the beauty of it.

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  13. A marvelous tale/poem. I have always marveled at a spider's web, but rarely the horror of it.

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  14. Brilliant and clever. Curiosity, it seems, doesn't just kill cats. Smiles.

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  15. What a beautiful spider web and poem. The picture makes the web look like a piece of jewelry.

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  16. Brilliantly woven words. Bravo Bev.
    And thank you for dropping by my Sunday Standard this week

    Much love...

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  17. Perhaps its the knowledge that spiders create such delicately lovely death traps that subconsciously drives some of the dread of them. Perhaps we too fear being lured to our doom by something beautiful.

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  18. The gifted spider, how can it be? Nature keeps us in awe.

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  19. You had way too much fun writing this delightful poem, I can tell!

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