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Spider's Purse

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Spider's Purse

a dizain

Admire her casting, lines of silky floss;
survey as artist drafts her masterpiece.
Enclosing space invisibly across,
then single-handedly, she will increase
the center parts to form unseen valise.
A purse of unsuspected, vicious taint -
its straps in hand, she naps - a wily feint.
Artistic beauty flows, but will soon ebb,
when tender insects clutter her restraint.
Artiste awakes to wealth within her web.




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  1. Date: 6/24/2013 7:59:00 PM
    Reason, lovely original poem here, congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 6:52:00 PM
    Two lovely original lines , no cliché in them! [A purse of unsuspected, vicious taint - its straps in hand, she naps - a wily feint.] Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 6:25:00 PM
    Congrats on your win. ! So nice! BG

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 4:30:00 PM
    Reason an artistically descriptive poem. Congratulations on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:03:00 PM
    Creative winning work..Congrats on your awesome win..Sara

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 11:04:00 AM
    Congrats on the win. This is my favorite.

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 8:19:00 AM
    As masterfully word woven as the spider's own silken web. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 7:24:00 AM
    Great congrats on your superb win, my friend. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:21:00 AM
    Congratulations and thank you for entering my competition, I enjoyed reading all the entries so much. Yours was outstanding. SuZ

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 10:55:00 AM
    Cleverly constructed Reason. Congratulations on your well deserved win in Heather’s contest.

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 9:42:00 AM
    Reason... congratulations with your winning poem... in Heather's contest... Linda

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 1:36:00 PM
    I just loved your portayal of the spider as an artist. Really unique poem full of interesting images! Congrats on your win in my contest :)

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 3:30:00 PM
    Hi Reason Congratulations for this winning spider poem...I love it. SuZ

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 9:05:00 PM
    Reason, here I am with a be-lated :-) congratulations with your wonderful win in the " April, 2011 international Contest " It is very nice to see you on this winning list..*'.*'.*' hip hip hooray. Good night :-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 2/3/2012 7:07:00 AM
    Congratulations Reason. Good writing, weaving a picture...

  1. Date: 11/25/2011 10:29:00 PM
    I love this poem, beautiful words knitted together like an actual web, and congratulations x

  1. Date: 11/1/2011 4:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your honourable mention. A beautiful piece of fine poetry. Superbly done! Thank you for sharing And May God Bless!

  1. Date: 10/9/2011 7:53:00 AM
    Form and content goes very well together

  1. Date: 9/18/2011 6:23:00 AM
    Reason.A. Poteet, beautiful imagery, stunning poem.

  1. Date: 8/28/2011 1:11:00 AM
    really good poem....... very intelligent and truly creative....... congrats!

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