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Cradle of Thread - A Homage-

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Cradle of Thread - A Homage-

It happened when I was not noticing,
yet I was so close,
that had I not have been here,
disregarded as I was,
I would missed the weaving,
from branch to branch, a spider’s web,
meshed with the sun, 
as if spinning a snowflake with silken thread.

What but design of darkness to appal?-
If design govern in a thing so small.

A net,
cradled over the leaves, 
slung low over the dew.
Evidence in the spring daylight,
of a chore needing to be done,
skillfully being crafted,
trembling in the soft breeze,
as the sun fondles each delicate strand.

This is not new, or kept a secret,
but I can't help but wish,
for someone here,
to share my excitement,
and to also recognize,
the magic of the silver thread
to witness the hand of God
and a miracle in the making


note: Line from Robert Frost in parenthesis 

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  1. Date: 4/11/2014 6:21:00 AM
    Carrie, congratulations on your big win...A well deserved 1st place winner...I just love the poem you have written here on one of God's most amazing creations...Have a great day, Cinda :~)

  1. Date: 4/10/2014 8:46:00 PM
    Carrie, your poem a shadow of the eternal, amazing.. congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 4/10/2014 5:50:00 PM
    Yes, oh yes, the small miracles are where we see Him. Tiny delights ... you did wonderfully with this chum. LOVE IT! xoxox

  1. Date: 4/9/2014 12:10:00 PM
    Yes, it is a miracle in the making, and I witnessed it with you, by reading your poem, luv, congrayts xxx

  1. Date: 4/9/2014 9:59:00 AM
    Very philosophical and practical write. Congrats on the fine win, carrie

  1. Date: 4/9/2014 8:26:00 AM
    magical work, wishes on your splendid award.... huggs

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 8:09:00 PM
    Carrie, congrats... , a wonderful Homage to this poet... SKAT

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 7:12:00 PM
    Congrats Carrie ....Seren

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 6:09:00 PM
    well done Carrie excellent poem congrats Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 11:25:00 AM
    You paid homage to a very wise poet. Just like yourself. BIG congrats, Carrie

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 11:16:00 AM
    Congrad's on your win! Frost is a fav of mine too! Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 7:48:00 AM
    Stunning. There is true magic in your poetry.

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 9:59:00 AM
    wishing you luck in the contest... Linda

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 9:49:00 AM
    I am truly without words on this, other than mesmerizing. You blew me away on this.

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 9:17:00 AM
    The true magic gift from a very gifted poet. How often I have pondered the same and why I was lost in your words!

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 6:46:00 AM
    It is an awesome thing to witness....I wonder how their tiny bodies hold enough stuff to do that or if they gather things? Anyway its beautiful to watch!!! Great poem Carrie

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 8:15:00 PM
    An excellent choice of poet Carrie, and I find spiders fascinating, great poetry you have weaved here tonight, I have enjoyed the verse, xxx

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 7:44:00 PM
    it's a beautiful thing to see i saw it once. hang out in a barn and you will too.

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 5:22:00 PM
    Reads like a winner to me..Enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for the visit to my work..I appreciate the time spent there reading and commenting..Sara