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The Garden Spider

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The Garden Spider

Among the flowers of beauty bright,
Upon leaves of green I sight 
Graceful webs of intricate fashion 
Of labor and of passion. 
No architect so proud can craft this shroud; 
Its sticky vines of ensnaring gloom 
Tell little of an impending doom.  
Hidden fangs await the unwary,
The thirsty, the greedy; 
Entangled vivacity thrashes about 
With a dreadful shout. 
The spider’s banquet is short and rich 
As it savors every twitch. 
No prying eye will dare to spy
On death’s descending cry. 
At dusk it drops from a canopy sky 
To taste the spoils from its ravenous eyes.
Death wrangles a martyr, wraps it in twine
Then dangles it from a vine. 
Flowering sprouts enjoy the morn, 
Marveling at the horde of spiders born. 
A cloud of spiders take to flight 
On currents of air lassoed
Just right.

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  1. Date: 5/16/2014 11:35:00 PM
    Jonathan, a super poem and obvious winner, congrats!

  1. Date: 5/16/2014 7:00:00 AM
    Way to go in the garden win..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 5/15/2014 8:27:00 AM
    - Congratulations on your wonderful winning poem, Jonathan ! - Well deserved first place! - (I have not participated in the contest for a while - like writing whatever comes to my mind.) - Have a nice day. - Be proud of your write :) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/15/2014 7:37:00 AM
    Super visuals, Jonathan! Congratulations on your Awesome Win!

  1. Date: 5/15/2014 6:31:00 AM
    Very nice..enjoyed. Think it might be a couplet or rhyme rather than a narrative. matters not! congrats. BG

  1. Date: 5/15/2014 6:15:00 AM
    Fantastic take on the theme of the contest, congrats on the win, Jonathan

  1. Date: 5/15/2014 4:00:00 AM
    I don't like spiders.. and reading your poem I know why.. so you wrote a VERY GOOD poem causing goosebumps.. Dutch Congrats en greetings Elly

  1. Date: 5/15/2014 3:32:00 AM
    great pen Jonathon congrats on win hugs

  1. Date: 5/15/2014 2:03:00 AM
    Jonathan, Congratulations on being the number one entry in PD contest. Verlena

  1. Date: 5/15/2014 1:53:00 AM
    Jonathan, Congratulations, on your winning poem... Thank you for the lovely garden, every poem, was wonderful, and amazing. Take a trip, and enjoy my latest blog "Midnight Garden." If you'd like... Always ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 5/15/2014 1:44:00 AM
    am not the biggest fan of spiders ////00\\\\ but this was a superb write and a well deserved winner. hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 12/13/2013 4:29:00 AM
    Hi Jonathan, I can see why you like this, congratulations on your win love xx

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 8:05:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Jonathan

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 1:59:00 PM
    congrats on your deserving win!

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 12:15:00 PM
    All the poetry submitted was heartfelt. From love throughout life to love in the depths of death with reflections of nature. You are all deserving First Place Winners and I thank you for entering your favorites in my contest.

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 8:00:00 PM
    Good mix of creepy and beauty Jonathan, congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 6:54:00 PM
    I really enjoyed these charming rhymes! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 6:26:00 PM
    Just right! Nice one and congrats. BG

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 4:32:00 PM
    Jonathan congratulations on your fine win. Well deserved. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:05:00 PM
    Great creative winning work..Congrats on your awesome win..Sara

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