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Ode to Arachne

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Ode to Arachne

Lustrous  black  hangs  over  pale  skin
Gleaming  green  under  deities  sight
Wheeling  toes  transfer  lanolin
Watchers  skill  shadows  this  neophyte
Who's  damning  dexterity  draws  in  
The  old  woman  watching  weaving
Whispering  advice  to  halt  spokes
But  fibrous  boasts  offend  mountain
War  horns  sound  an  electric  warning
Arachne's eyes  roll  with  faster  strokes

Athena  whets  sharp  javelin
Circling  pressure  spills  lymphocyte
An  emerald  eyed  grimalkin
Issuing  challenge  instead  of  a  fight
To  save  face  in  front  of  kin
Anxiously  she  begins  fabricating
Charring  wood,  wisping  smoke
Arachne  remembers  old  sin
Clean  fingers  start  recording
Twenty  one  episodes  to  provoke

Woven  lust  impregnates  linen
Details  capture  birthright
Divine  lashes  flicker,  flecking  venin
Mortal  legs  levitate,  threads  snap  and  choke
Defiant  victory  from  the  coffin
Punished  and  reborn  with  aconite
To  appease  her  guilt  for  relaxed  reign
Arachne  is  transformed  and  hanging
Always  spinning;  a  masterstroke

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  1. Date: 5/1/2012 5:32:00 PM
    A piece that cries out for repeated readings... your vocabulary is extraordinary, and the effect you achieve is mystical. I like your '-in' rhyming and the majesty of your phrasing. Well done, Zack! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 2/22/2012 1:46:00 AM
    a remarkably unique take of a mythological character! Congrats on your stunning write! Welcome to PS! Keep inspiring=)

  1. Date: 2/14/2012 5:09:00 AM
    Well done Zack, thank you for sharing it. - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 2/13/2012 7:15:00 PM
    Love your poem, Kimberly Anne. Congratulation on your random poem that is so worthy the honor! God Bless, Avis