Friday, July 8, 2016

weaver

i am a weaver
(my mom's birth name was weaver)
trained by a weaver
at university
not this weaver
but early this morning
a weaver wasn't showing up,
but had spun and woven
a beautiful web.
it's probably a grass spider, 
 a funnel weaver,
and 
because i am a bit squeemish about spiders
i didn't try to temp it
into showing up
(though i thought about doing that)
 i know where the front door is
yes.
i was tempted to take this frisbee-sized web home
to spin into a thread for myself
but
i didn't.
i went out walking
just after the light show ended,
on this misty morning.
~~~
and then i heard the morning news.
there is no sense.
maybe  
we are doomed.
too much violence.
too much.

12 comments:

  1. I am a total stranger to you, but have been reading your blog for a long time. I'm a 40-something mom, wife, full-time office job, sneaking art in around the edges of life. I love your words and pictures and am very inspired by your work. Thank you for sharing your world and thoughts. And for what it's worth, I don't think we are doomed as long as there is beauty in the world--and you contribute much beauty to the world.

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  2. jude, yes
    laura, thank you for your kindness. there is beauty, but dammit people are so hard on beauty.

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  3. saw those webs on our lawn and bushes here in Illnois this am, as well. Fascinating!

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  4. susan, i've noticed them many times before, but this one was all alone and said, "pay attention!".

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  5. trying to understand, here - across the border - but it is hard,very hard.

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  6. thank you for weaving your light with hope and love into our beautiful broken world

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  7. I see by so many others in this grand virtual web that we are all exhausted and/or deeply saddened. I'm just sharing this beautiful song and virtually hugging every living being https://youtu.be/S2T216XgiO0

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  8. Hi V - those spiders just seem to do it so well. Beautiful. B

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  9. michelle, thank you. keeping the web intact.
    barry, yes. a uni (as y'all say in oz) degree and i can't do it as well. not even close...

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