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a brown and curling maple leaf hangs suspended mid-air
in the clearing by the lake, transfixed by the view and kindness 
woven within the web, it watches the gentle rain fall

within the transparent lace-like web, it curls inward
its only movement seems a solemn gesture of reverence
with its last bit of I, it sighs, what better place to die

shielded from the gentle rain within the prayerful curl of sable leaf
the spider waits for the Autumn wind to tear them free, to fly..on
to see the conifers green among the forest's rise

brisk winds rent the leave from loom and upward rise the pair
a spider spinning on the sable leave of maple anchored by a strand
as we our spirits torn, are reborn, within the clutch

the center holds sound its claim nature's umbilicus, man
like the spider's leaf born flight, we seek on unknown winds to rise
gentle the breeze or harsh the Fall's feverous gale, still..we rise 

*sijo string

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  1. Date: 6/24/2013 7:49:00 PM
    As usual Debbie, excellent, you capture the moment beautifully!

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 1:23:00 AM
    Good morning, Debbie. You have inspired me to write again and I have bravely attempted a sijo (my first): "Amber".Love, Su

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 8:01:00 AM
    Debs, that was very ambitious of you to take on sijo in a string. you ended up with a wonderful spider poem! I love how you related it all to the human spirit at the end there! Congrats to you.

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 9:18:00 AM
    Congratulations, Debbie! Wow! This was splendid. What a powerful ending. I have, it is hard to find anything beautiful about spiders and their webs, but this certainly was full of beauty! :) Thanks for your recent visit. I appreciate it! Hugs!

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 8:42:00 AM
    Fantastic Poem!! Big Congratulations friend Debbie..Cheers!! :) Maria

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 8:37:00 AM
    Well written poem.... Congratulations on your win !!

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 7:58:00 AM
    congratulations! fantastic work!

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 5:47:00 AM
    congrats on a great win Debbie

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 6:21:00 PM
    I didn't understand it, but I liked it..congrats. BG

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 4:20:00 PM
    Debbie this is outstanding. Congratulations o. Your 1st place win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 1:03:00 PM
    Beautifully done cher!...The next time a see a dying leaf suspended in mid-air, I'll surely think of this poem...Congrats - Tim

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 11:47:00 AM
    Creative work that you have penned for the contest..Congrats on your first place win..Sara

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 11:20:00 AM
    You've created an excellent ambiance for our loving spider congratulations on your super win xxx

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 11:05:00 AM
    I'm watching this spider and the leaf, as if it were in a have painted such a lovely image in my head!! Love it!!

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 10:54:00 AM
    Very interesting write. Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 8:23:00 AM
    Congratulations on your inspired words and win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 7:19:00 AM
    Great congrats on your superb win,my friend. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 5:44:00 AM
    This took my breath away. Beautifully written and a well deserved 1st place - congrats, Debbie. (I have been absent for a while: Flu, drama and computer & telephone lines down.... I am glad I happened upon your poem during my brief visit today.) Love, Su

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:41:00 AM
    Congratulations on your superb win, Debbie!

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:11:00 AM
    Congratulations and thank you for entering my competition, I enjoyed reading all the entries so much. Yours was outstanding. SuZ