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Orb Weavers

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Orb Weavers

Orb weavers begin with a single thread,
And then spins an orb of silk so fine.
A wondrous intricate design is weaved,
Resembling wheels with spokes throughout.

A spider's prey in sticky threads,
Twisting and turning to free itself.
To no avail, it's stuck within.
An exquisite web not only for food,
Effective at catching dewdrops too.
Strung like beads on bejeweled silken threads,
Glistening like diamonds, reflecting its light.

I'm a girlie girl you see,
Detesting all crawly things.
But one cannot, should not pass by 
These amazing dew drop weaves.
An inspiration for a jewelry maker,
Wouldn't you agree?

Observe, if you would,
These orb weavers' creations
Tucked away in your garden
Or perhaps in your shed.

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  1. Date: 8/11/2013 1:51:00 AM
    hey wow, I finally found one I had not seen. I was looking all around in old pages too! but this one was kind of recent. You did really well with this one, and I see congratulations are in order. I was a silly and forgot to enter my spider poem in her contest!!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 8/12/2013 5:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Andrea, one more poem I hope I'll post before I go into the hospital on August 23rd. It'll be a long recovery, so I'm not sure when I'll be back on to read, comment or write. Thank you for the visit and comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/24/2013 7:57:00 PM
    Excellent poem Connie, very specific about your wonderful experience, congratulations on your win!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/25/2013 4:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sheri thank you for the congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 9:07:00 AM
    Congrats on your awesome win friend Connie.. cheers!! :) maria

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/21/2013 2:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Maria thank you for the congratulatory win. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 5:37:00 AM
    congrats on a fine win Connie

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/21/2013 7:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Joseph thank you for the congratulatory comment. Connie
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 9:41:00 PM
    Congratulations on a very artistic creation, Connie. Great write! David

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/21/2013 7:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    David thank you on the congratulatory comment. Connie
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 6:49:00 PM
    I so liked the metaphor of jewelry beads! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/21/2013 7:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you on the congratulatory comment. Connie
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 6:24:00 PM
    I will observe! congrats to you. BG

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/21/2013 7:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Barb thank you on the congratulatory comment. Connie
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:55:00 PM
    Very creative and informative verse Connie...I never thought about how spiders get water to drink...Now I know! Congratulations - Tim

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/20/2013 3:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Tim for the congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 11:58:00 AM
    Creative winning work..Congrats on your win in the contest..Sara

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/20/2013 3:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sara thank you for the congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 10:59:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. Beautifully written.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/20/2013 3:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Carol thank you for the congratulatory comment. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 8:13:00 AM
    This is lovely Connie. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:19:00 AM
    Congratulations and thank you for entering my competition, I enjoyed reading all the entries so much. Yours was outstanding. SuZ

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 10:01:00 PM
    You paint a memorable picture of a wonder of nature in this ode. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/30/2013 6:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Matthew thank you for your delightful comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 12:28:00 PM
    You've captured the beauty of the spider's web so eloquently here, Connie-- I really like your title for this too... I totally agree with you, of how their webs can be mesmerizing, especially with the dewdrops on them...I also find myself, if lucky enough to just watch a spider spin its web.. what a sight-- I hope you don't mind me pointing out a typo for "prey" in your 2nd line 2nd stanza. I must say this poem of yours fits so well to the quote you left me. I find this gorgeous!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/28/2013 12:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for drawing my attention to a misspelled word. Much appreciated. Yes, nature is indeed a wondrous thing. Webs woven of silken threads and silver strings. Thanks for visiting and your delightful comment means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 6:24:00 PM
    I detest spiders, I am deathly afraid of them and their frightening existence! But I have to admit to you their creations are spectacular, they have the most wondrous and elaborate webs! But the spiders themselves, I will always kill them if I get the chance...that is if I'm not running in fear of them! What you write here is truly amazing my friend! I really enjoyed reading this enlightening poem this evening! What a brilliant piece, Great Work!!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/28/2013 1:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Russell you are funny. Sorry I had to laugh when reading your comment. I can imagine the scene of you and a spider. My husband's feelings of spiders are the same as yours. Thank you for your delightful comment. Warm Smiles, Connie